Though their new series have yet to premiere, The CW is ready to brace their self for the future as they have been making some significant moves for 2013's pilot season. With a U.S. remake of Misfits, a Sleepy Hollow project, and two supernatural dramas in development, their plate is already filling up with series that have some great potential. But one series that has received mixed reviews thus far from critics and fans able to get an early look has been the contemporary crime remake of Beauty and the Beast. Though its fate has yet to be determined, it seems the network has grown fond of the concept and will be applying it to a separate famous tale in the hopes of joining their original content.
Deadline reports that The CW has tapped The Playboy Club creator Chad Hodge to develop a revamp of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland. This time, however, the series titled Wunderland will follow an adult version of Alice as she discovers the magical world beneath Los Angeles. Alice will be a modern day police detective, though it's unclear how heavily the procedural element will be a part of the series and how it will tie into the famous fantasy land.
This wouldn't be the first contemporary remake that the network has put into motion, as they are currently one of two networks that are currently developing a Sleepy Hollow series in similar fashion. Some have buzzed that they could be dropping the project in order to focus on this version, but as of right now nothing has been revealed.
Wunderland is the third script the network has put into motion in the past week, as they are also developing supernatural dramas Copeland High from American Psycho scribe Bret Easton Ellis, along with an adaptation of the hit novel Embrace which they hope to be the next Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The CW will be looking at each to decide whether or not to give it the greenlight for production early next year.
Hodge has been a writer on short-lived outings such as Tru Calling and Runaway, while The Playboy Club survived last season for only a short period of time on NBC. If successful, this will be Hodge's third original series as creator.