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Once Spin Off Casts Red Queen, Undergoes Title Change

By on April 4, 2013
Emma Rigby. Photo by Magnus Hastings – © Magnus Hastings

Emma Rigby. Photo by Magnus Hastings – © Magnus Hastings

Per Deadline, Once Upon a Time Spin Off, Once: Wonderland has undergone a title change to Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. (We approve.)

In addition, British soap star Emma Rigby (Prisoners Wives, Hollyoaks) has signed on to play the Red Queen.

The hopeful pilot presentation, created by Once creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, is set to begin filming in Vancover once Once Upon a Time’s current season is wrapped.

Set in a pre-cursed Wonderland, glimpsed in previous Once episodes, the show will center on Alice (the recently cast Sophie Lowe), a young woman with a generous heart, who carries the scars of a hard life.

Other recent casting additions include Michael Socha as the Knave of Hearts and Cyrus (Peter Gadiot) Alice’s love interest with a mysterious past.

EDIT: Deadline reports that The White Rabbit will be voiced by Paul Reubens (Pee-We Herman). Additionally, the pilot presentation will be directed by frequent Once director Ralph Hemecker.