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How to Get Us Interested in an Alice in Wonderland Show: Make Alice an LA Cop


Please let her be in narcotics, please let her be in narcotics. The CW is putting all its potential pilot ducks in a row, from a “high school movie monster” drama, to a Sleepy Hollow show, to the possible revitalization of Wonder Woman as a television star. And now one more announcement.

We know there are many out there (including those on the staff of The Mary Sue) who have tired of being at this particular crest of the dark fairy-tale adaptation ebb and flow…

But I’m sorry. I’m 100% on board for an Alice and Wonderland remaining where Alice is, instead of an innocent but impudent school girl, a kickass Los Angeles cop.

According to The Hollywood Reporter,

A script has been commissioned for… Wunderland, which is being billed as a contemporary iteration of Alice in Wonderland…The drama will center on a young female detective in present-day Los Angeles who discovers another world that exists under the surface of this ultra-modern city.

Wunderland, because it’s UNDER the city. Ah. Hah. Well, that would explain why nobody in their right mind takes the subway in LA. I wonder what fictional-drug trade the show will revolve around? Because you know it’s going to revolve around a fictional drug. A fictional hallucinogen. Or at least it will if the writers have two brain cells to rub together.

I, for one, plan to enjoy the adventures of Alice in Wunderland, one cop against two rival female drug lords.

(via AV Club.)

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  • http://twitter.com/LJo83 Lindsay Beaton

    Not gonna lie…I’d give it a shot.

  • http://twitter.com/lethargilistic Shibbo Leth

    An “Alice and Wonderland” series in which she’s dressed like this? Granted, I dunno if io9 just chose that banner, but I don’t see why they would if that weren’t official. http://io9.com/5944615/cw-readies-a-sexy-alice-in-wonderland-tv-series-wunderland

  • Anonymous

    I think Alice in Wonderland is one of the greatest stories of all time but I think I’ve seen enough “new takes” on it to last a lifetime.

  • http://www.thenerdybird.com/ Jill Pantozzi

    Those are pictures of Halloween costumes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=501983222 Matt Graham

    Sounds like a nice take on Neverwhere.

  • http://zadl.org/ Captain ZADL

    That won’t stop them. It’s the CW.

  • Anonymous

    Wunderland. Germans won’t even have to translate it.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Dammit, you got it before me. That was my first thought upon reading this description.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Maybe she’s undercover?

  • Terence Ng

    But I hope they will, because I have no idea what “Wunder” or “land” mean. :/

  • Terence Ng

    …So she’s an urban police officer under cover as a Disney-themed stripper. It could work. Not really.

  • http://twitter.com/XandraDust Alexis the Unicorn

    I love Alice in Wonderland, so I look forward to any adaptation of it I can get my hands on. I just hope this one’s a good one.

  • Nick Gaston

    I think I finally understand how to make your way as a TV producer in Hollywood, these days…agree to do an adaptation, then just write the personal project you wanted to do, anyway. Just change all the names.

  • Anonymous

    Wunderland means Wonderland. It loses the pun with “under”, but that’s no great loss, I think. If they want to keep it, it’s Wunterland (unter = under), but meh.

  • Terence Ng

    I was, um, kidding, but thank you for the explanation. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/englerp Engler Pascal

    Hmm, i kind of get a “Longest Journey”-Vibe.