Zooey Deschanel will star as the lead role of the Sci Fi Channel show, Tin Man from Robert Halmi Productions.

The show is re-telling the story of Alice in Wonderland; Variety reports Deschanel will play DG, a young woman - think Dorothy - who finds herself transported from her dull life into the O.Z. (Outer Zone), a fantasy-filled world of wonder that's also plagued by dark magic. She'll star opposite Alan Cumming, previously cast as the Scarecrow-like character of Glitch.

Tin Man is scheduled to air in the winter 2007; the six-hour production begins shooting next month in Vancouver.