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'Pee Wee Herman' Star Joins 'Once Upon a Time' Spin-Off

April 5, 2013 (7:54 am) GMT
Paul Reubens will voice The White Rabbit, joining the cast of the ABC potential new series which has already had Sophie Lowe on board to play Alice.
Paul Reubens

"" has cast another key character. The "" spin-off, which was previously called "Once: Wonderland", has tapped "Pee Wee Herman" star Paul Reubens to voice The White Rabbit.

Coming from "Once" creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, the new project is set in pre-curse Wonderland and is told through the point of view of Alice. "The idea is not a spin-off in the traditional sense - another five-year, 22-episode series," Kitsis once said about the potential new series. "It's much more in the vein of an '', with a beginning, middle, and end."

"Road Kill" actress has been cast as Alice, while British actres Emma Rigby ("Hollyoaks") will take the role of Red Queen. Joining them are Peter Gadiot as Alice's love interest Cyrus, and Michael Socha as the Knave of Hearts.

Since the spin-off will feature flashbacks, Cora a.k.a. the Queen of Hearts, who is portrayed by on "Once", will likely make appearance as well. The characters of Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat are expected to be part of the show, but who played Mad Hatter on the original series reportedly won't return to the spin-off.

"Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" is scheduled to begin filming in Vancoucer after season 2 of the mother show wraps up production.

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