The set-up for the offshoot, which has been envisioned as a limited-run standalone series to bridge the original show’s winter hiatus: In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice (played by Sophie Lowe, Beautiful Kate) tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. An invisible cat, a hookah smoking caterpillar and playing cards that talk are just some of the fantastic things she’s seen during this impossible adventure. Surely this girl must be insane and her doctors aim to cure her with a treatment that will make her forget everything. Alice seems ready to put it all behind her — especially the painful memory of the genie she fell in love with and lost forever, the handsome and mysterious Cyrus (Peter Gadiot, The Forbidden Girl) — but deep down she knows this world is real and just in the nick of time, the sardonic Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha, Being Human) and the irrepressible White Rabbit (voiced by John Lithgow, Third Rock From The Sun) save her from a doomed fate. Emma Rigby (Hollyoaks) plays the Red Queen.
Once cocreators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz penned the pilot and will executive-produce with Steve Perlman and Zack Estrin.