Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Here's an exclusive clip from Thursday's episode of Once Upon A Time in Wonderland, which finds Alice and Will, the Knave, confronting a fire-breathing dragon. The scene was shot on location outside Vancouver at Alouette Lake in Golden Ears National Park. "I love being out here," the show's Alice, Sophie Lowe, told me on set. "We had to start out here at 4 a.m. when it was still pitch dark, but when the sun came out we discovered how beautiful it is. Even though we have to deal with rain and planes, I definitely enjoy location shoots more than our green screen scenes."
During breaks in filming, the cast set out on their own to explore the park's wonders. "I'm from the middle of England with grey skies and no water or sun, so I'm always wandering off into Vancouver's forests," says Michael Socha (Knave Will). "I'm just glad I haven't bumped into one of those bloody bears yet!"
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland airs Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC.
Emma Rigby and Michael Socha
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland has gotten off to a rocky start, but the Once spin-off surprised viewers by revealing that the Red Queen (Emma Rigby) was actually the Knave's (Michael Socha) former love from another world.
Once upon a very different time, Lisa Kudrow owned Thursday night along with her other TV Friends during NBC's now-distant era of "Must See" supremacy. She's back on the same night, on a different network, but once again she's landed on the buzziest show of the moment: ABC's Scandal (10/9c), where she begins a recurring role as Josephine Marcus, a Democratic Congresswoman — and outspoken critic of the Grant administration — who tangles with First Lady Mellie (the awesome Bellamy Young). What drew Kudrow back to network TV? May have something to do with her longtime friendship and working relationship with producing partner (and guest actor Emmy winner) Dan Bucatinsky, who plays Cyrus's excitable partner James on the show. While she's reason enough to tune in, the Pope & Associates subplot also sounds like fun, as they take on as a client a politician notorious for snapping photos of his unmentionables. (Sound familiar?)
Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha
The Knave's history is about to be revealed!
On Thursday's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (8/7c, ABC) viewers will get a glimpse into Will's (Michael Socha) past, in which he was a member of Robin Hood's Merry Men. But in the present, the Knave won't be so merry when...
Sophie Lowe and Peter Gadiot
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland took viewers back down the rabbit hole last week, but this isn't the Alice you remember from your childhood.
On the Once spin-off, a grown-up Alice (Sophie Lowe) has traveled back to Wonderland in order to save her true love Cyrus (Peter Gadiot). Standing in her way are the powerful Red Queen (Emma Rigby) and Jafar (Naveen Andrews), who have determined to steal her wishes and crush Alice's dreams of a happy ending. But this Alice won't back down!
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland takes Alice down the rabbit hole again
TVGuide.com caught up with Lowe to find out how this Alice is different and how far she'll go to bring her love back:
Michael Sosha, Sophie Lowe
Is this Alice or Alias? Something to ponder while navigating the deluxe rabbit-hole theme-park ride of ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland spinoff (Thursday, 8/7c), in which a feisty and literally kick-ass Alice (Sophie Lowe) battles her way out of insane-asylum confinement with Sydney Bristow-level brio. She even has a Will Tippen-like sidekick in the sheepishly raffish Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha of the British Being Human), who stands by as Alice goes all action heroine.
Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha
Once upon a time, a young girl named Alice took a trip down a rabbit hole and experienced fantastical adventures that would sound insane to anyone in the real world.
That's exactly where we find Once Upon a Time in Wonderland's Alice (Sophie Lowe) when the Once Upon a Time spin-off premieres on Thursday (8/7c, ABC). It's been years after her journey following the White Rabbit (voiced by John Lithgow), and Alice finds herself in a mental institute after her quest to get evidence that Wonderland exists results in the loss of her love, a genie named Cyrus (Peter Gadiot).
Lightning Round: Will Once Upon a Time and Wonderland cross over?
With Alice on the brink of receiving a procedure that would wipe her memories clean, former ally the Knave (Michael Socha) and the White Rabbit come bearing news that Cyrus is actually alive — and thus begins Alice's journey back to Wonderland...
Sophie Lowe, Naveen Andrews (inset)
Once Upon a Time spin-off Wonderland made a splash at its first Comic-Con panel by announcing the introduction of the evil Jafar, with Lost's Naveen Andrews being tapped to play Aladdin's Royal Vizier of Agrabah.
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"We always wanted to have Jafar be a part of...
Michael Socha, Damien Molony, and Kate Bracken
With the show's original roommates dead and gone, Michael Socha's endearing werewolf, Tom, is now the senior member of the supernatural household on Being Human. The Derby, England, native teases the hairy situations faced by Tom, vampire Hal (Damien Molony) and ghost Alex (Kate Bracken) in the British series' final six episodes, which premiere Saturday at 10/9c, BBC America.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
ABC released previews for its new shows on Tuesday, including Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Rebel Wilson's new comedy Super Fun Night and an extended peek at the highly anticipated Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.