Fairy­tale be­gin­ning for a mod­ern Alice

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SATURDAY EXTRA -

the slate of fairy­tale driven dra­mas which continue to hit the large and small screen, Amer­ica’s CW net­work is de­vel­op­ing a con­tem­po­rary reimag­in­ing of Alice In Won­der­land (pic­tured). Wun­der­land hails from the pro­duc­tion com­pany of McG ( The OC), is penned by The Play­boy Club cre­ator Chad Hodge, and fol­lows the ad­ven­tures of a young fe­male Los Angeles de­tec­tive who dis­cov­ers an­other world ex­ists un­der the sur­face of this ul­tra-mod­ern city. Hodge writes the script and ex­ec­u­tive pro­duces with McG. Wun­der­land’s fe­male cop pro­ce­dural with fan­tasy el­e­ments is rem­i­nis­cent of new drama se­ries Beauty and The Beast, a re­boot of the 1980s se­ries. The re­boot is yet to de­but on Aus­tralian TV screens. Other shows which rely on the clas­sics in­clude Once Upon a Time, which moves fairy­tale char­ac­ters to mod­ern times and Grimm, which fol­lows the ad­ven­tures of a po­lice de­tec­tive who can see su­per­nat­u­ral be­ings. A new se­ries of Once Upon a Time de­buts on Aus­tralian tele­vi­sion in the com­ing weeks (Seven, Prime7). The sec­ond se­ries of Grimm airs on pay TV (Sun­days, 8.30pm, Fox8).

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