15 items from 2014
[This is a review of Once Upon a Time season 3, episode 12. There will be Spoilers.]
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s… the long-awaited, mid-season premiere of Once Upon A Time! ‘New York City Serenade’ kicks off a solid run of episodes leading up to the finale in May. Old friends are reunited, new foes are introduced and the stage is prepped for an all new adventure.
Time jumps are standard fare after a hiatus but in classic Ouat style, there are two worlds involved. First, the whole Storybrooke crew is back in the Enchanted Forest and their story picks up at the moment of return. But Emma (Jennifer Morrison) ...
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- Heather Donmoyer
[Ahoy, Oncers: We've got some spoilers ahead.]
Flying monkeys! Surprise(ish) pregnancies! Another curse! Clearly, there’s a lot to unpack from Once Upon a Time’s midseason premiere — but thankfully, EW had the opportunity to chat with Ouat star/savior Jennifer Morrison after we’d seen the episode. She couldn’t answer every burning question… but she could tease some pretty interesting details about the fairy tale series’ journey into Oz.
Read on to learn why the woman who plays Emma Swan might miss Neverland, what makes this half-season’s villain so wicked, what the future holds for a certain presumed-dead fan favorite — and, of course, »
- Hillary Busis
"Once Upon a Time" finally returned from its midseason hiatus on Sunday (March 9), and so much went down in Fairtytale Land, New York City, and even a mysteriously reappeared Storybrooke, that Zap2it went straight to the showrunners to get some answers.
"Ouat" creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz spilled the beans on what's coming next for all our favorite characters and some wicked new ones that showed up in the final moments of "New York City Serenade." Read on for all the scoop below:
Wicked isn't coming ... it's here
While our favorite characters have no idea what they're in for back in Fairytale Land, the audience got a glimpse of the Wicked Witch, and she was positively glowing with excitement for what she has planned. "The vengeance that she wants to enact is exactly what we're going to get into the next episode," Horowitz reveals.
Kitsis elaborates, "When we »
Don't worry, Evil Regals -- even though the back half of "Once Upon a Time's" Season 3 is going to focus on the introduction of the Wicked Witch as the big bad villain, Regina/The Evil Queen isn't going to lose any of her evil spunk. Actually quite the contrary, Lana Parrilla promises with a laugh.
"Regina still has some secrets up her sleeve," Parrilla teases to Zap2it. "We definitely will still see some evil this season. It's just with different people. The evil queen isn't dead. She's just evolved."
So what's the difference between the green witch and our favorite Fairytale witch? "The Wicked Witch is a fun, delicious character who is out to hurt more than one person, and she is different than Regina in many ways," Parrilla reveals. "First and foremost, they are fighting for different reasons. Regina was always out for revenge and Zelena/the Wicked Witch, »
Jamie Dornan is one hot commodity these days.
The "50 Shades of Grey" star is more affectionately known to "Once Upon a Time" fans as the hunky-but-gone-too-soon Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Skinnyjeans, and according to executive producers Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, the fans aren't the only ones who miss Dornan on the ABC drama. They revealed to a group of reporters on Tuesday (Feb. 18) that they even wanted to bring Dornan back in Season 3.
Unfortunately, due to Dornan's "50 Shades" shooting schedule and his role on the BBC Two series "The Fall," that didn't pan out. "Last year, when he did [Season 2 flashback episode] 'Welcome to Storybrooke' for us, it was fantastic to have him come back," Kitsis says. "He's a friend of ours, he's a friend of the show and unfortunately, this year, he goes right from ['50 Shades'] to 'The Fall.'"
Fans fondly remember Dornan's character from Season 1 of "Ouat," before he was brutally murdered (too soon! »
"Once Upon a Time" has found its Good Witch of the North -- with a name that is perfect for the part.
TVLine reports that Sunny Mabrey has been cast as Glinda, the nemesis of the Wicked Witch of the West in the "Wizard of Oz" canon. Whether Glinda and "Ouat's" Wicked Witch (Rebecca Mader) are bitter enemies in Fairytale Land remains to be seen -- you know how "Ouat" likes to play with its characters' traditional roles.
We wonder if Glinda will be in present-day Fairytale Land or if she'll be part of the Wicked Witch's flashbacks?
"Once Upon a Time" returns from hiatus Sunday, March 9 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt on ABC. »
"Once Upon a Time" is returning for the back half of Season 3 on Sunday, March 9, and with it comes the introduction of a delicious new villain in the form of L. Frank Baum's classic character the Wicked Witch of the West, played by "Lost" alum Rebecca Mader.
TV Line is now reporting that "Ouat" is also looking to cast the Wicked Witch's nemesis, Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. Funnily enough, Zap2it just suggested Elizabeth Mitchell in our "which other 'Losties' should find their way to Storybrooke" post.
We know, we know -- Mitchell is on NBC's "Revolution." Guess it's back to the drawing board.
The casting notice describes "Ouat's" Glinda as elegant, warm and benevolent, as well as wise, clever and shrewd, but years of isolation have left her lonely and cautious -- though her heart is still filled with optimism.
It also says the »
The parallels between "Once Upon a Time" and "Lost" are many: Both are set in a magical, mysterious location; there is a similar storytelling format using both present-day actions and flashbacks; and there are several actors in common. It's no wonder, with "Ouat" co-creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis having executive produced "Lost" for several seasons.
Now the Storybrooke/Fairytale Land universe is gaining another "Lost" face in the form of Eric Lange. E! Online reports that Lange has been cast as the young Prince Leopold, the man who will grow up to be King Leopold, Snow White's father -- kudos on the resemblance between Lange and Richard Schiff (above), who plays the older Leopold.
Lange was a part of "Lost's" fifth season as Stuart Radzinsky, the Dharma Initiative's head of research at the Flame station. He becomes the fifth "Lostie" to appear on "Once Upon a Time," along with Emilie de Ravin, »
Once Upon a Time? More like Once Upon an Island! Creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis have once again decided to dip into their vast pool of Lost alumni to fill a key upcoming role in the second half of Once Upon a Time's fourth season. Eric Lange—known to the Lost fandom as season five's Stuart Radzinsky—will be joining the magical cast as the young Prince Leopold. Ouat fans know that we have already met King Leopold, Snow White's (Ginnifer Goodwin) gentle and kind-ruling father, in season one, but it's time for another fairytale flashback! Earlier this week, we revealed that the magical drama was on the hunt for the right man to fill this young father-figure role, and now we »
Regina's evil mother Cora is returning to "Once Upon a Time," but the deceased Queen of Hearts isn't coming back to life.
Rose McGowan is returning to the ABC fairytale drama to portray a young Cora in flashbacks, EW reports.
The last time we saw McGowan's Cora was in the game-changing episode "The Miller's Daughter" in March of 2013. That was when we learned Cora's origin story ... and also when we saw her die in present day (played by Barbara Hershey).
McGowan will return to "Ouat" in the 18th episode this season. What do you think we'll learn about Cora in flashbacks this time? »
The Storybrooke family may have been torn asunder on "Once Upon a Time's" fall finale (pass the tissues, we're still not completely over it), but they were back together and all smiles this week on set. Star Ginnifer Goodwin tweets out the above picture, simply captioned, "Nuts."
The stars -- from left, Emilie de Ravin, Josh Dallas, Jennifer Morrison, Rose McIver and Goodwin -- are gathered around Mario Van Peebles, whom some of you may know from "All My Children" or "Damages."
But Van Peebles isn't acting on "Once Upon a Time," he's directing. After previously getting behind the camera for shows like "Sons of Anarchy," "Lost," "Damages" and "Nashville" (among countless others), Van Peebles will be helming the April 6 "Ouat" episode, titled "It's Not Easy Being Green," which we would guess might give us some backstory for new villain, the Wicked Witch of the West (Rebecca Mader).
"Once Upon a Time" returns Sunday, »
Big changes are happening for "Once Upon a Time" when it returns in March, including a series regular leaving the show.
Creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis tell TV Line that a major character dies "for real" and that the actor playing him or her will be leaving the show for good. They aren't spilling many details, but they did say it's not going to be Robert Carlyle, who is already technically "gone" after having sacrificed himself to save Storybrooke.
Who do you think it is, "Ouat" fans? Will the show be breaking 'shippers' hearts all over the world by dispatching with either Captain Hook or Neal?
The first episode when the series returns is titled "New York City Serenade" and will heavily explore what Emma's life is like with Henry, the EPs tell TV Guide. "Covert Affairs" star Christopher Gorham is guest-starring as someone who is "an integral part of two characters' lives. »
NBC has already announced its next live musical. It will bring Peter Pan back to the small screen. This time, the broadcast won’t have to face comparisons to a beloved movie as much as the iconic 1955 live performance with Mary Martin as Peter Pan.
You can stop worrying about the future of your show, Parks & Recreation fans. NBC chief Bob Greenblatt told the Television Critics Association that there will be a seventh season though that’s not an official renewal. Greenblatt was also optimistic about Community but would not offer as optimistic an outlook.
In talking with E!, Jamie Chun, who plays Mulan on Once Upon a Time, says the romantic tension was something »
- Lyle Masaki
Meghan Ory may be starring on her own show now, but she might be making her way back to the Enchanted Forest in the not-so-distant future.
During the "Intelligence" panel at the Winter Press Tour on Wednesday (Jan. 15), Ory answered a question about the differences between her roles on "Intelligence" and "Once Upon a Time," and revealed that she will return to the ABC drama as Red Riding Hood.
"This show I get to run around with a gun and on 'Once' I'm a CGI wolf. This is definitely more fun," Ory says. "I'm not gone from 'Once.' Red Riding Hood just kind of disappeared into the mist. I'm told she will be back but that's up to [executive producers] Adam [Horowitz] and Eddy [Kitsis] when that happens."
At least we know there will be a return of the wolfy girl with a penchant for red cloaks, even though there isn't a set date for Red's return. »
Ginnifer Goodwin's life became even more like a fairy tale when her Once Upon a Time costar boyfriend, Josh Dallas, proposed in October, and now she's finally showing off her stunning engagement ring! The pregnant actress's beaming smile was almost as bright as her diamond as she left Lax over the weekend with her fiancé, though she kept her baby bump more concealed in a gray sweater. Ginnifer and Josh dated for a year before getting engaged, and they revealed they were expecting in November. The couple's fairy tale is mirrored on screen - their Ouat characters, Snow White and Prince Charming, are married and trying for a baby, too. View Slideshow › »
- Alyse Whitney
15 items from 2014
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