The CW is developing Wunderland, a contemporary reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, to be produced by Warner Bros. TV in tandem with director McG’s Wonderland (no, really) Sound And Vision shingle and penned by Chad Hodge (The Playboy Club).
Wunderlund presents Alice as a young, modern-day police detective who discovers a strange world that exists beneath Los Angeles. And while our sister site Deadline, which broke this news, likens Wunderland to The CW’s soon-to-premiere Beauty and the Beast, it also seems to share some DNA with the ABC pilot Gotham, which got passed over this past development season and revolved around a young, female detective who discovers a magical world within… New York City.
But enough about the premise. It’s time to dream-cast this thing. Acknowledging that Anna Camp’s The Mindy Project will have legs, who else is tailor-made for the role of Alice? CW-friendly Smallville alum Laura Vandervoort? Former Grey’s Anatomy doc Chyler Leigh? Or maybe Georgina Haig (photo, far left), whose run as Fringe‘s grown Etta will expire this fall?