22 February 2013 5:20 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive Updated: The Mad Hatter may get his own series. I’ve learned that ABC brass are mulling spinning the character from fairytale drama Once Upon A Time into his own series. I hear ABC’s original plan was to do it with Sebastian Stan, who has played the character in six episodes. But he was not available for the potential series commitment, so the network has quietly put out feelers to recast the role. (Stan is finishing a run in Picnic on Broadway, segueing straight into training for his role in Captain America.) I hear one scenario has ABC filming a short presentation with the character, with a 13-episode commitment to the project also bandied about. It is also possible that the Mad Hatter returns to Once for a guest stint later this season. If the character and his storyline pop (as they have done in the past), that »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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