PUTTING A NEW SPIN ON FAMILIAR TALE
SPIN-OFFS are the new black when it comes to an incoming crop of TV series this week.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND
Original series: Once Upon a Time Aussie actress Sophie Lowe (right) stars in the US fantasy drama, with characters drawn from the Lewis Carroll books. Lowe’s Alice is committed to a mental institution after telling her father of a mystical world that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. But just as she is about to be lobotomised and lose her memories, the Knave of Hearts and the White Rabbit rescue her and return Alice to Wonderland.
7FLIX, SUNDAY, 6.30PM
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS
Original series: The Real Housewives of Orange County Get your cowboy boots at the ready, the reality series is heading to the land of oil barons and beauty pageants, Dallas. Five new socialites are ready to bare all for the cameras and, from the trailer we’ve seen (the show is fast-tracked from the US), it looks like they’ll be giving our own Melbourne Housewives a run for their money when it comes to down-and-dirty slanging matches.
ARENA, TUESDAY, 8.30PM
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
Original series: The Walking Dead Both a prequel and a companion series, season two picks up this week with Madison (Kim Dickens), Travis (Cliff Curtis) and the others (including Aussie Alycia Debnam-Carey, right) taking to the sea in the hope there’s still a chance some part of the nation might be unaffected by the zombie apocalypse. But when the military start bombing the land to cleanse it of the Infected, there is only one place for the Dead to go… and it’s not on land.
FX, MONDAY, 1.30 PM & 8.30PM