Check out this brand new behind the scenes video for Syfy's new original two night event, ALICE, which premieres on Sunday, December 6 at 9pm.
I started watching it and so far am really enjoying it, but I'll tell you more about it once I finish the whole thing. For now enjoy the video below.
Alice Synopsis: 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 has created the modern-day story of Alice Hamilton (Caterina Scorsone), a fiercely independent twenty-something who suddenly 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 the deliciously devilish Queen of Hearts (Oscar winner Kathy Bates) who's not very happy about Alice's arrival.
Alice Hamilton is a young, martial arts instructor with commitment issues. At the age of 10, her father left the family without warning or word and it's had long-lasting effect on her -- she can't quite trust men. She has high hopes that her new love, Jack Chase (Philip Winchester), might be "the one," but when he offers her a spectacular engagement ring that has been passed down for generations in Jack's family, true to form, she panics and sends him packing directly into the arms of a mysterious, well-dressed gang of men -- "Suits," who are out to nab Jack and the valuable jewel. Realizing that Jack has slipped the ring into her pocket before leaving, Alice pursues him, witnesses his abduction and gives chase.
Alice follows the group through a smoky mirrored portal -- a looking glass -- and soon realizes that she has slipped into a parallel universe where the Suits, led by White Rabbit (Allan Gray), bring people kidnapped from this world into Wonderland. There, these "Oysters" as they are called, have their memories erased and are held captive in a casino where everyone is always a winner. As they gamble, their extreme emotions of joy, delight, excitement, etc. are drained from them and bottled for consumption by the citizens of Wonderland. By feeding these positive human emotions to her subjects, the Queen of Hearts, like the Roman emperors of old, maintains her stranglehold over Wonderland with her husband, the King of Hearts (Colm Meaney), at her side.
In her desperate quest to find Jack, Alice enlists the help of an array of characters including the resistance fighter Hatter (Andrew-Lee Potts), resistance leader Dodo (Tim Curry) and the White Knight (Matt Frewer).
Hearing of Alice's arrival, the Queen suspects she still possesses the ring Jack offered to her. The "Stone of Wonderland" is not only a treasured gem but is also needed to operate the looking glass. Without it, there is no way to control the portal in order to collect new Oysters and maintain her reign. The Queen charges some of Wonderland's more dangerous characters, including her pet assassin Mad March (Geoff Redknap) and 10 of Clubs (Zak Santiago), to capture Alice and retrieve the ring at all costs.
Rounding out the stellar cast are Harry Dean Stanton as Caterpillar, Alessandro Juliani as 9 of Clubs, Timothy Webber as Carpenter, Alex Diakun as Ratcatcher, and Eugene Lipinski as Doctors Dee and Dum.
For this re-imagined adaptation, writer/director Nick Willing mines the bizarre ingenuity and twisted logic of Carroll's work to create a daringly different, boldly colorful and delightfully skewed dreamscape of his own. Willing also directed the record-breaking, Emmy-winning miniseries "Tin Man" for Syfy in 2007. Serving as executive producers for this ambitious new event are Matthew O'Connor and Lisa Richardson from Reunion Pictures, Jamie Brown from Studio Eight and RHI Entertainment's Robert Halmi Sr. and Robert Halmi Jr.