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ABC Planning 'Once Upon a Time' Spin-Off Featuring Mad Hatter

ABC is planning to recast the role, which had been portrayed by "Gossip Girl" alum Sebastian Stan

ABC is doubling down on its fairytale-themed "Once Upon a Time," planning a spinoff of the Mad Hatter character, an individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap on Friday,

The network is looking to recast the character, which was played by "Gossip Girl" alum Sebastian Stan for half a dozen episodes last year. (Stan is currently preparing to star in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" for a 2014 release.)

The spinoff is currently in the very early planning stages, the individual told TheWrap.

Interestingly, the spinoff could end up competing with NBC's "Wonderland,"  That project, which is being executive produced by "CSI" creator Anthony Zuiker, reimagines Alice as a woman who develops into the malevolent Queen.

For the Record: An earlier version of this post incorrectly identified the series as "Suburgatory"' in the headline