American McGee’s twisted take on the Lewis Carroll classic is done being a video game and is ready to make the jump to the small screen – X-Men and Watchmen co-screenwriter David Hayter is developing a new TV adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, and it’s going to be bloody.
The video game hit the market in 2000, with a Mature-rated action-adventure that transformed Carroll's classic story of Alice in Wonderland into a dark, twisted version of the story we thought we knew.
It was a brilliant, well-executed, and really frightening game that received widespread acclaim and became a cult hit in the years since. Alice: Madness Returns, a 2011 sequel that expanded the universe of the first game, was likewise a smash hit.
David Hayter’s Alice in Wonderland TV Series
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Hayter has been attached to a television adaptation of McGee's rework of the classic tale, which will pick up after Alice's initial return from the Looking Glass after her family has died in a fire, similar to the video game.
In addition, Hayter issued a statement expressing his admiration for McGee's franchise, which is based on a classic story, as well as his eagerness to bring the story to the small screen.
“American McGee’s Alice and Alice: Madness Returns game series is a groundbreaking reimagining of the classic tale. It takes you into the heart of a corrupted Wonderland and throws light into shadowy corners the world has never seen,” Hayter told THR.
“I am beyond excited to bring this world of madness and wonder to a global audience.”
American McGee also commented on the adaptation, expressing his admiration for Hayter's earlier work and his belief that fans will be pleased with this small-screen venture into Wonderland.
When Can We Expect to See the Alice TV Series?
There is currently no other specific information about the Alice in Wonderland TV adaption available. The show has yet to find a home platform and has not yet begun the casting process. So, while it's in development, it's technically possible that it won't be picked up for a series when everything is said and done.
However, it is still early, so we may have to wait a bit before hearing further news about a bloody Alice on TV.