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Once Upon A Time's fairytale spinoff gets a title (and stars!)

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Apr 29, 2019, 7:33 AM EDT (Updated)

The fairytale drama Once Upon A Time has grown into a major hit for ABC, and the studio plans to double down with the franchise this fall.

A spinoff of the supernatural TV series is ramping up, and the studio has finally released a name for the project: Once: Wonderland.

As the name implies, the series would be a take on Alice in Wonderland that would run during the off-season to keep fans interested in the Once world in between seasons.

The show has also scored its leading lady in Sophie Lowe (Beautiful Kate), who will take on the title role of a young woman heading down the rabbit hole. The character is described as “having a generous heart,” though she “carries the scars of a long hard life.”

The series has also signed a familiar genre alum in Being Human U.K. star Michael Socha, whose schedule probably opened up when the BBC pulled the plug on the long-running vampire and werewolf drama. 

The studio is planning a 13-episode season, which will be handled by Once producers Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz and Jane Espenson. Zack Estrin (Prison Break) has also signed on to help manage the day-to-day operations.

So would you tune in for a Once spinoff? 

(Via TV Line)

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