When Once Upon A Time In Wonderland (the new spin-off series from the creators and executive producers of Once Upon A Time) premieres on Thursday, fans will be introduced to an entirely new world and also to an entirely new group of actors – all of whom are excited about taking on iconic roles that we have come to know and love.
For Emma Rigby, whose Red Queen is the antagonist of the Wonderland world, it was the notion of playing the “bad guy” that prompted her to become interested in the series.
“It was something very, very different…and with this new series, it’s very theatrical. And who wouldn’t like to dress up and play the Queen of Hearts?” Rigby asked with a laugh when we spoke to the actors this summer at Comic Con. Likewise, Michael Socha – who plays the devilishly handsome Knave of Hearts – was drawn to his character because of his personality.
“Sardonic, lonely, maybe a bit arrogant, and heartbreaker” are words that Socha uses to describe the Knave of Hearts, while being tight-lipped about what he could share of his character’s motives.
Watch below for more, and tune in for the series premiere on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8/7c on ABC.