ABC's Once Upon A Time has been a big success for them, with Marvel working on an original graphic novel based off the series and the appearance of the Mad Hatter stirring interest in a show spinoff.
It's not a sure thing yet, but Deadline is reporting that show creators Eddie Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are working on a 15-20 page, four-scene presentation assisted by writers Zack Estrin and Jane Espenson. They'll shoot following the season wrap of Once Upon a Time in April and if it gets picked up they expect Estrin and Espenson to stay involved.
The parts of Alice (Sophie Lowe) and
the Mad Hatter (Sebastian Stan) [readers have pointed out that Sebastian Stan is too busy with other stuff to commit- which is a shame] are already nailed down thanks to the show, but it will have two other leads as well: the "exotice, soulful, and optimistic," Amahl and the "sardonic adventurer, man of action, loner and heart-breaker," the Knave of Hearts.
Michael Scocha has been cast as the Knave. Schocha is no stranger to genre-tv, playing a werewolf character in Being Human in the UK. With Schocha added to the cast, the show is shaping up to look like a real possibility for primetime.
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