Articles for Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Season 1

ABC announced their 2013-2014 television schedule today, and with it came some surprises, including ditching the Dancing with the Stars results shows, filling up Tuesdays entirely with new shows and splitting up the season in two uninterrupted batches in the fall and late spring. Read more »
ABC is the third network to announce its schedule for Fall 2013, featuring eight new shows and nearly all of its current ones staying in the same time slots. However, there‘s one giant show missing: Dancing with the Stars: The Results.  Read more »
The annual San Diego Comic-Con will be upon us again in just under a month from now. Warner Bros. just announced which of their TV shows will be hosting panels and sneak peeks at the big event, including The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries and Revolution. And ABC has announced three shows that will be featured as well -- Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time and its spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland -- which are sure to receive a lot of buzz at Comic-Con 2013, which will run from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21. Read more »
If you‘re planning on attending the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con this year, look no further because we‘ve got all the television-related panels and event information for Saturday, July 20 right here. Read more »
ABC is the final major network to announce its fall 2013 premiere dates. For the most part, the network is sticking to the week of Monday, September 23 to launch most of its shows, though some will debut earlier while others will wait until October.  Read more »
This fall ABC will premiere Once Upon a Time spin-off, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and the show‘s co-creators and executive producers and cast were at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 to dish on what‘s to come and make a big casting announcement Lost fans will really get excited about.  Read more »
This fall, the world of Once Upon a Time  is expanding the world of Wonderland. At the ABC Television Critics Association Press Day (TCAs), the Once Upon a Time in Wonderland executive producers and cast discussed the limited series. Read more »
Unlike its star-studded counter-part, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland has cast actors who are mostly unknown in the US (though some are quite famous in the UK, as most of the cast is from there). I got to sit down with the cast and talk about the show, their characters and they told me how exciting it is to be not only on their show, but to be at Comic-Con promoting the show. I spoke with Sophie Lowe (who plays Alice), Peter Gadiot (Cyrus), Michael Socha (Knave of Hearts) and Emma Rigby (The Red Queen / Queen of Hearts).   Read more »
I had the pleasure of taking a moment during Comic-Con to sit down and talk to Naveen Andrews. Most of you may know him from his time on Lost, but you will grow to know him as Jafar on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. They picked a great actor to play the dark antagonist. Much like the character, Naveen is a very intelligent, articulate man. Thankfully, unlike his character he didn‘t want to kill us all and rule the world. Read more »
Once Upon a Time season 3 will be heading to the new magical world of Neverland. And, it‘s not the Neverland you were introduced to in your childhood.Executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and actors Robert Carlyle, Michael Raymond-James and Colin O‘Donoghue discussed the upcoming season at San Diego Comic-Con. Beware there may be a few spoilers! Read more »
In our latest batch of casting news, there‘s some big developments for our favorite fantasy dramas: we know who will be voicing the Cheshire Cat on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, while the original OUaT has found Ariel‘s prince. And Game of Thrones is recasting a role -- for the third time. Read on for all the details, including news for White Collar, Beauty and the Beast, Community, We Are Men, The Good Wife, CSI and Nashville. Read more »
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland premieres on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8/7C on ABC. Check out some new spoilers about Beowulf‘s Grendel appearing on the show, as well as casting news about Lauren McKnight‘s appearance as Elizabeth aka "The Lizard."  Read more »
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland still has a few weeks before it premieres on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8/9C, but the show has made another important announcement. It looks like the show is about to add Iggy Pop to its list of guest voices.   Read more »
When Once Upon a Time in Wonderland begins, Alice (Sophie Lowe) is trapped in a mental institution in Victorian England. She‘s ready to succumb to her doctor‘s belief that Wonderland was just in her imagination when her friend, the Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha) comes to rescue her. They begin an adventure back to a place they never thought they‘d see again -- Wonderland. Read more »
Prepare yourself to be charmed! On Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Peter Gadiot‘s Cyrus is at the ready to be take the "Charming" moniker away from Once‘s Prince Charming. While he may be playing a genie instead of a prince, Gadiot has an unmistakable appeal that he brings to the role. In the premiere, Cyrus has a magnetism that radiates from him and it‘s no mystery why Alice falls in love with the genie. Read more »
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland has introduced a new side to this fairy tale land that was originally introduced in the original Once series. While Alice and the Knave search for her love, Cyrus, the Red Queen and Jafar have their own plot to find Cyrus‘ bottle.I recently visited the show‘s sets to speak to the cast about this magical new series. Emma Rigby spoke with reporters about her elegant and conniving character‘s motivations and plans in Wonderland. Read more »
Clay Aiken and Taylor Hicks competed on American Idol, and now they‘ll be the ones sitting at the judges‘ table on Law and Order: SVU. Alana De La Garza will be reprising her role from the original Law & Order on SVU as well. And Gilles Marini is joining 2 Broke Girls. Read on for all the details, including casting news for Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Following, Blue Bloods, CSI and Bones. Read more »
Alice, the beautiful, cunning, and adventurous protagonist in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, is desperately in love with Cyrus. Cyrus is an incredibly handsome man who happens to be a genie. However, Cyrus is locked up in a cage in Jafar‘s dungeon, leaving Alice alone - almost. Will Scarlett or the Knave of Hearts is her chosen companion on her journey to find Cyrus; the two seem to have some history (albeit, platonic), so I can‘t help but wonder if Alice is in love with the wrong Mr. Wonderland.  Read more »
The nominations have been announced for the 2014 People‘s Choice Awards.Glee leads the pack with eight nominations, including Favorite Network TV Comedy and nods for Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch and Lea Michele. Both The Big Bang Theory and Grey‘s Anatomy come in second with five nominations each, and How I Met Your Mother, Supernatural, Castle, The Walking Dead and Vampire Diaries all have four. Read more »
On ABC‘s Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, some secrets about the Red Queen and her past as Anastasia have already been revealed. BuddyTV got the chance to speak exclusively with Emma Rigby about this week‘s big episode and how fans might feel about the Queen once they know more about her past.   Read more »
With ratings spiraling further and further down the rabbit hole (sorry, had to), Once Upon a Time in Wonderland should probably re-evaluate its unpolished charm (quirky CGI, over-the-top villains, Anastasia‘s horrible duck face) in order to avoid cancellation. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland stands a chance. Like its predecessor, this magical show driven by determination and true love is innovative and takes all of our beloved fairy tale and Disney characters and reinvents them. However, is creativity enough to save Wonderland?  Read more »
Rocker Bret Michaels will be guest starring and performing on Revolution. And Victor Garber has been cast as a certain someone‘s father on Sleepy Hollow. Read on for all the details, including casting news for The Good Wife, Arrow, The Mindy Project, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Parenthood, New Girl, Law and Order: SVU and Reign. Read more »
For eight weeks, we have been anxiously waiting for Cyrus and Alice‘s bittersweet homecoming. I‘m sure Cyrus, who has been imprisoned in a hovering cage and the determined Alice feel the same way. The writers of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland have done a masterful job keeping us in suspense. Cyrus almost lost his magical wishbone when he was discovered carving it into a weapon and Alice almost didn‘t pass that morality test in the dark and dusty canyons in which The Red Queen pushed her. Luckily, this power couple is driven by true love and the last thing they want is to never see each other again. Cyrus escapes and Alice finds her way back to their old headquarters. And yes, they do reunite, but it was more of a letdown than celebration.   Read more »
Once upon a time, there was a young girl named Alice who had stories to tell. And on tonight‘s premiere of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, we got to share in her fairytale. Read more »
The search is on for the genie‘s bottle in tonight‘s episode of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, as Alice continues her adventure to find her lost love, Cyrus. Read more »
Who stole the bottle from its hiding place? Who is this Anastasia character who once held Will‘s affections? And what exactly is a forget-me-knot?! All these things are revealed in this third episode of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. Read more »
This episode of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland introduces us to a new friend, and almost has us saying goodbye to an old one. Read more »
Alice takes a leap of faith, Cyrus takes a leap of escape, and we learn how the Red Queen took her throne in this episode of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. Read more »
Everyone is on the move in this episode of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. Past-Alice learns that her father has a replacement family and is sent to the asylum. Present-Alice heads West to save Cyrus but runs into a few snags on the way. The Knave pursues Alice in his attempts to repay his debt to her. The Red Queen pursues Cyrus to the edge, again. Jafar finds out everything he can about Alice‘s escape from the asylum. Read more »
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland gets all parental tonight, as the entire episode deals with a few characters and their relationships with their fathers.  Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, quite a few "pieces" on the chessboard of Wonderland change places, and more than one very special reunion takes place.  Read more »
I must say, Anastasia and Will‘s relationship is my favorite subplot of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland because I like watching shows about crazy ex-girlfriends, I guess. Or, because Anastasia and Will remind me of Bonnie and Clyde.  Except if you remember, Anastasia wasn‘t a very faithful or loyal Bonnie. She ditched her poor, thieving boyfriend as soon as the wealthy, bejeweled king proposed to her (after only meeting her once, but hey I don‘t question love) and took on an entirely new persona. One that loves red and says "darling" to be condescending. So when Anastasia revealed her reasons for wanting the genie in episode eight, "Home," I just didn‘t buy it. Couldn‘t there be something else up her red sleeve?  Read more »
When we last left Wonderland, Alice and Cyrus were finally reunited, while the Red Queen claimed she was switching sides. She also insisted that she had only joined forces with Jafar so he could change the rules of magic to undo the past and take her back to a time when Will still loved her. But before the group could escape, Will and Alice were both hurt in Jafar‘s attack. When Alice refused to trade their lives for Cyrus‘ freedom, Will used the wish he was promised to save them both. Alas, because all wishes comes with consequences, Will took Cyrus‘ place as the genie in the bottle.In tonight‘s episode, "Nothing to Fear," Alice and Cyrus team up with the Red Queen to find Will, and Jafar seeks out a new ally. Read on to find out if tonight‘s episode of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland can deliver the magic and romance we have come to expect.  Read more »
When we last left Wonderland, Jafar made a dangerous new alliance with the Jabberwocky, while Alice‘s group set out to find Will. Though Will was found and freed from his bottle, the group learned that Jafar had two captive genies: Cyrus‘ brothers.In tonight‘s episode, "Dirty Little Secrets," a flashback to Cyrus‘ past reveals how he and his brothers became genies. In the present day, Will and Anastasia have a run-in with the Jabberwocky. Read on to find out if tonight‘s episode of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland can deliver the magic and romance we have come to expect.  Read more »
Following on the heels of The CW and NBC, ABC has now announced spring 2014 finale dates for its lineup of shows.Four shows will be airing their finales in April: Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, The Neighbors, Scandal and Last Man Standing. Scandal is ending its season earlier than usual due to star Kerry Washington‘s pregnancy. And the first three are ending even before May sweeps kicks off (which is April 24 to May 21). Read more »
Last Thursday‘s episode of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, "Heart of the Matter," was pretty emotional, right? We discovered Anastasia wasn‘t a completely heartless in her decision to choose royalty over Will, Cora, once again, ruined someone‘s relationship for personal gain, and Cyrus‘ mom is Jafar‘s staff! Props to the writers for making things really interesting, but I‘m a little bit disappointed with how sloppy the plot line became. I get that we need to move forward from Point A to Point B, but it seems like the characters overcame their obstacles a little too quickly.   Read more »
When we last left Wonderland, we learned how Cyrus and his brothers were cursed into their bottles, and we learned that Jafar‘s former partner Amara is their mother. We also saw Anastasia and Will get captured by Jafar and the Jabberwocky.In tonight‘s episode, "Heart of the Matter", Jafar manipulates Will by threatening Anastasia, and we get a flashback of how Anastasia‘s friendship with Cora cost Will his heart. Read on to find out if tonight‘s episode of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland can deliver the magic and romance we have come to expect.  Read more »
Since ABC announced it was taking us to Wonderland in a Once Upon a Time spinoff, fans of the hit fairytale show were in for a roller coaster ride of emotions. We were pumped up when the premiere aired only to be scratching our heads halfway through the season. What is going on with this show? Why isn‘t it as good as its predecessor? The network wasn‘t sure either, but ratings don‘t lie! Then at the 11th hour, the show came back with a promising mid-season premiere. Now, in the thick of the story line, ABC confirms that the season finale is now the series finale with a promo.  Read more »
When we last left Wonderland, Alice and Cyrus found Will‘s heart, only to lose it to Jafar. Jafar wasted no time in shoving said heart back into Will‘s chest. And with his heart restored, Will remembered his love for Anastasia, just as Jafar seemingly killed her.In tonight‘s episode, "To Catch a Thief," we get a glimpse into how Alice‘s friendship with Will began, as present-day Will risks that friendship in a desperate move to save Anastasia. Read on to see how Once Upon a Time in Wonderland delightfully surprises us with magic, determination, and love.  Read more »
When we last left Wonderland, Alice, Cyrus and Will worked to defeat Jafar, once and for all. Amara was released from the staff just in time to watch Jafar kill Cyrus so she would have to help him finish the spell. And poor Anastasia was still dead, though Will clung to the hope that she could be brought back to life.In tonight‘s series finale, "And They Lived...," we learn the fates of Cyrus and Anastasia as Alice faces off against Jafar in one final battle. Read on to find out if tonight‘s series finale of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland can deliver the magic and romance we have come to expect.  Read more »
In our latest Casting Bits roundup, we‘ve got a lot of big names about to guest star on our favorite shows. For one, there‘s Glee star Chris Colfer heading to Hot in Cleveland. And then there‘s Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson who are both reprising their Marvel roles on Agents of SHIELD. Read on for all the details, including casting news for Law and Order: SVU, New Girl, Suits, Grey‘s Anatomy, Castle and Once Upon a Time. Read more »
After seasons of waiting, Once Upon a Time finally introduced one of the most popular couples from animated Disney history that show continually draws upon. After (kind of) appearing on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Aladdin and Jasmine came to Once Upon a Time. The end result was not exactly what fans might have hoped to see. The fact that Aladdin and Jasmine were present for the first half of Once Upon a Time season 6 is pretty indisputable. They were definitely around, they just didn‘t do much of anything, only to disappear to Agrabah in the midseason finale. Aladdin and Jasmine‘s hotly anticipated Once Upon a Time debut was a total flop. Read more »