We've fallen in love with the very fun and entertaining "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" much like Alice fell in love with Cyrus, so we had to get the scoop on what's coming up when we had the chance to talk to executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz at New York Comic-Con, and on Thursday, Oct. 17, we posted that video interview.
While "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" is a spinoff of "Once Upon a Time," there are some big differences, and it's not a spinoff in the classic sense. While there will be some characters crossing over—we already saw the Rabbit and Knave in Storybrooke in the series premiere, and Robin Hood will be in episode 3 of "Wonderland"—the "mode of storytelling" is different, Horowitz explained. "With "Wonderland," what we're trying to do is tell this very contained story in one season specific to Cyrus and Alice and how they've been separated and how they will get back together, and should the fans like it and people want more, then we would come up with a new adventure for these characters to go on, but it's meant to be a beginning, middle, and an end told in one season."
The series premiere also showed that Jafar and the Red Queen have formed this "uneasy alliance," as Horowitz put it, one they'll be exploring of and showing "it's not as simple" as it seems. They may both be against Alice, but they "have very different reasons for what they're doing," and that could cause conflict between those two as well. And speaking of Jafar, "He wants to change the laws of magic," Kitsis previewed. "He's got his reasons." Horowitz added, "The reasons come from a pain in his life."
What else should you know? There are going to be flashbacks, both to Alice's training—including seeing why she is as good as she is with a sword, in episode 2—and to her time outside Wonderland in Victorian England. And if you've been wondering about the Knave's history? According to Kitsis, "episode 3 is all about his background, and he has a surprising connection with two characters." Plus, at some point, the series will reveal where Cora fits in with everything.
Check out the video to the left or watch it here to find out more from Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz about what's coming up in Wonderland.
"Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on ABC. What are you hoping to see this season?