Syfy will premiere its contemporary miniseries version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in early December.
The four-hour TV event, featuring Kathy Bates as the Queen of Hearts and Caterina Scorsone (Starz's Crash) as the Alice, begins Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). The second, two-hour installment will air the following night.
Using the classic Lewis Carroll books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass as a jumping off point, writer/director Nick Willing (Syfy's Tin Man) has created the modern-day story of Alice Hamilton, a fiercely independent 20-something, who finds herself on the other side of a looking glass. She is a stranger in an outlandish city of twisted towers and casinos built out of playing cards, all under the rule of a deliciously devilish Queen who's not very happy about Alice's arrival.
Matthew O'Connor and Lisa Richardson are executive producers from Reunion Pictures, while Jamie Brown serve in that capacity for Studio Eight. Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr. are at the helm for RHI Entertainment.
The rest of the cast, which features a number of actors familiar to the network's fans, includes: Tim Curry (Rocky Horror Picture Show) as Dodo; Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) as the King of Hearts; Philip Winchester (Crusoe) as Jack Chase; Matt Frewer (Watchmen) as the White Knight; Andrew Lee Potts (Primeval) as Hatter; Harry Dean Stanton (Big Love) as the Caterpillar; Alessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica) as 9 of Clubs; Timothy Webber (Taken) as Carpenter; Alex Diakun (Sanctuary) as Ratcatcher; Zak Santiago (Kingdom Hospital) as 10 of Clubs, and Eugene Lipinski (Animorphs) as Doctors Dee and Dum.
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