Among the news from out of SDCC was the announcement of a ‘Wonderland’ television series based on Zenescope’s re-imagining of the works of Lewis Carroll. Having recently done a little bit of reading and research on the subject (we got a HUGE lot of Zenescope comics in, and I wanted an idea of what precisely I am selling), I’ve found that the title contains a lot more violence, sexuality and adult themes than I have seen on regular broadcast network television. Certainly cable channels have more leeway with TV-MA shows (‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Archer’ come to mind) but that also limits the audience to those who have the appropriate channel, especially when it comes to pay channels like HBO.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced “jah-bur-wok”) cannot explain itself because it’s not itself, you see, asking:
Would you rather have a toned-down version of an adult-oriented property that EVERYONE can access, or a faithful adaptation with a limited audience?