The CW commissions a dark modern-day update of Alice In Wonderland titled Wunderland

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

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The CW is currently attempting to fill its quiver with geek favor/cred with their “Dark Knight-esque” take on Green Arrow, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have time to fit at least one more genre property into their programming.  And so they have turned to that old reinterpretation staple ALICE IN WONDERLAND, commissioning a script called WUNDERLAND that centers “on a young female detective in present-day Los Angeles who discovers another world that exists under the surface of this ultra-modern city.”

Produced most notably by McG, the episodes are intended to be an hour long and production is set up, ironically, “at McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television.”  WUNDERLAND joins several other genre projects currently in development by The CW, including Bret Easton Ellis’ COPELAND PREP (“revolves around a premier secondary school so fiercely competitive that it’s turning its students into monsters — literally — and spreading the disturbing ramifications throughout the town”), the potential Wonder Woman drama AMAZON, and a version of SLEEPY HOLLOW (different from the one pitched by Alex Orci and Robert Kurtzman).

I actually dig the conceit of WUNDERLAND quite a bit, though I may just be a sucker for most anything connected with or inspired by Alice In Wonderland (non-Tim Burton related).  I also enjoyed the first two seasons of SMALLVILLE, so the show/network has that going for it as well in my book.  But what about you?

In other news, click here to see some crazy tattoo art inspired by Alice In Wonderland.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter, The Hollywood Reporter

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