This Fall, ABC will be airing Once Upon a Time, a fairytale with a twist. The plot revolves around Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison– House, How I Met Your Mother), a bail bonds collector who lives in Maine. She is a part of a parallel universe, along with several other people in her town, only none of them remember their true lives or their identities. She gave her son up for adoption years before to a town called “Storybrooke”.
Emma is now 28 years old, and her son Henry is in need of her help. After being given a book of stories by his school teacher (Ginnifer Goodwin – Big Love, Something Borrowed) Henry finds the mother who gave him up as a baby.
Henry tells her of her other identity: She is Snow White’s daughter. Snow White (also played by Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas – Thor) sent her away as a baby to protect her from the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla– 24). Also from the realm of fairy tales is the infamous Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle – 24: Redemption). Now, Emma must fight in an epic battle for good to power over evil.
Once Upon a Time comes from the creators of Lost, and according to THR, they’ve just added a writer who may sound familiar to many of you – Jane Espenson. Jane is probably most famous for her work with Joss Whedon on shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse and Firefely, but that’s not all she’s done. She was also one of the driving forces behind both Battlestar Galactica and it’s spinoff Caprica, and most recently penned the screenplay for the 7th episode of Game of Thrones – ‘You Win or You Die’.
The costumes and sets that are in the clips I’ve seen look absolutely phenomenal and not at all cheesy. My only worry is how they will transition from modern day Maine to a magical land with evil queens, curses, and fairytale characters.
I hope they do it like they did in Disney’s Enchanted… through a sewer. Here is the official trailer:
In addition, ABC has also released a couple of Sneak Peak clips…