Rumors of a Once Upon a Time in Wonderland reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Monday (January 27) as reports claimed that ABC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 28/01/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 6 years since Once Upon a Time in Wonderland first aired?! (6 years, 3 months, 18 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Once Upon a Time in Wonderland end?
When Once Upon a Time in Wonderland came to an end after 1 year in April 2014, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Anastasia (Emma Rigby), Jafar (Naveen Andrews) and Alice (Sophie Lowe). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would an Once Upon a Time in Wonderland reunion disappoint people?
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland aired from 2013-2014 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Andrews said he's not sure if Once Upon a Time in Wonderland would work today. “I don't want to see old Jafar,” he told a journalist (Andrews turned 51 in January). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for an Once Upon a Time in Wonderland movie?
In a recent interview, Barbara Hershey (who played Cora) said she can't imagine an Once Upon a Time in Wonderland reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Sophie Lowe has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did an Once Upon a Time in Wonderland movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be an Once Upon a Time in Wonderland film, Emma Rigby stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about an Once Upon a Time in Wonderland reboot?
Recasting Once Upon a Time in Wonderland for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of an Once Upon a Time in Wonderland reunion, an Once Upon a Time in Wonderland movie, or an Once Upon a Time in Wonderland reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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