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Here’s our list of 8 interesting facts about French fantasy-drama Wonderland starring Olga Kurylenko on MHz Choice.


1

Alice in Wonderland

The lead role of Alice is played by internationally known Ukranian-French model and actress Olga Kurylenko. American audiences may be familiar with her role as Bond girl Camille opposite Daniel Craig’s James Bond in 2008’s Quantum of Solace

Danial Craig and Olga Kurylengo in Quantum of Solace. Sony Pictures Entertainment.

2

What’s in a name?

The series was originally released in France on June 10, 2020 under the title Romance: The Girl from the Shore.


3

That Gorgeous Soundtrack

You can stream the wondrous and haunting original soundtrack by Éric Demarsan on Spotify.


4

Deep Blue Sea

Without giving away too much, the “transformative” song Jérémy sings in club Wonderland is “Deep Blue Sea” by influential American folk singer Odetta (see clip below). The track comes from Odetta’s seminal debut album, “Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues”, released in April 1957. Bob Dylan has singled out this album as the reason he first got interested in folk music. “The first thing that turned me on to folk singing was Odetta,” said Dylan in an interview in 1978. “I heard a record of hers in a record store, and right then and there, I went out and traded my electric guitar and amplifier for an acoustical guitar, a flat-top Gibson.”


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In addition to Deep Blue Sea, here are a few tracks you may know from the show:


6

Who are those rockin’ house bands at Wonderland?

Haylen

In episode 1 during the New Years Eve party, French singer-songwriter Haylen treats revelers to “Good Things”.

Howlin’ Jaws

In episode 2 during Jeremy’s first visit to the 1960’s version of Wonderland, Howlin’ Jaws can be seen tearing up the stage performing “Burning House”.

Hetty Kate

In a pivotal scene in episode 2, jazz vocalist Hetty Kate offers a haunting version of “The Very Thought of You” during Jérémy and Alice’s first dance.


7

Haven’t I seen Pierre Deladonchamps in something else?

The actor playing lovestruck Jérémy is Pierre Deladonchamps. MHz Choice subscribers will know him from his appearances in French period mystery Nicolas Le Floch and in Season 2 of Emmy® Award-Winning cop drama Spiral (Engrenages).

Pierre Deladonchamps in Spiral

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Come to think of it, I think I’ve seen Pierre Perrier in something else, too

Wealthy bad boy Chris is played by Pierre Perrier and MHz Choice folks may know him from his stints in Captain Marleau, Mary Higgins Clark Mysteries and from the “Aigues-Mortes” episode of Season 1 of Murder In…

Pierre Perrier (RIGHT) in Murder In...

9

Bewitched BONUS!

The title sequence music for Wonderland is this dreamy, iconic version of the Rodgers and Hart classic “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” by the incomparable Helen Merrill. And it couldn’t be more fitting.  

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