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Brit actor Micheal Socha cast in Once: Wonderland


Being Human star Michael Socha has landed a lead role in the Once Upon A Time spin-off series titled Once: Wonderland

TV Line reports the series will be set pre-curse Wonderland in an American Horror Story-style 13-episode standalone series.

Socha has been cast as the Knave of Hearts who is described as a sardonic adventurer, man of action, loner and heart-breaker. Socha is one of three leads in the story based on Alice who will be played by British -born Australian actress Sophie Lowe (The Slap). Alice is described as having a generous heart but carries the scars of a long hard life.

Brit actor Peter Gadiot completes the leads as Cyrus, Alice’s love interest who has a mysterious background.

Once Upon A Time creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz will pen the project with input from consulting producer Jane Espenson and Zack Estrin (Prison Break).

Michael Socha is best known for his role as werewolf, Tom McNair in BBC Three’s cult hit Being Human. He’s also appeared in Spike Island and This is England.

Once: Wonderland is slated to begin production in Vancouver on April 7.