ABC Releases First 9 Minutes of “Once Upon A Time”

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This  fall, we fantasy fans are being treated with, not one, but two fantasy shows. NBC’s Grimm and also ABC’s Once Upon A Time. The plot seems quite interesting: former House actress Jennifer Morrison stars as Anna, a young woman with a troubled past who moves to a small town where the magic of fairytales appears to be real. But things look bad for Anna when Lana Parilla’s evil Queen arrives to stir up trouble.

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What seems quite, quite interesting here is that, back in 2008 THR was reporting that the same ABC would be bringing the hit Vertigo comic book series Fables to the small screen.

Created and written by Bill Willingham in 2002, the series has won fourteen Eisner Awards. Based in a world where fairy tale characters have been forced out of their homes by a mysterious enemy known as the Adversary, and now live in a hidden community in New York City known as Fabletown.

With a script written by Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner, things were heading for “premiere ground” when it suddenly just feel of the grid and the existence of a pilot was never disclosed.

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Synopsis: “Once Upon a Time“, from the inventive minds of “Lost” executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, is a bold new imagining of the world, where fairy tales and the modern-day are about to collide.

And they all lived happily ever after – or so everyone was led to believe. Emma Swan knows how to take care of herself. She’s a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who’s been on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby. But when the son she gave up years ago finds her, everything starts to change. Henry is now 10 years old and in desperate need of Emma’s help. He believes that Emma actually comes from an alternate world and is Snow White and Prince Charming’s missing daughter. According to his book of fairy tales, they sent her away to protect her from the Evil Queen‘s curse, which trapped the fairy tale world forever, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world.

Of course Emma doesn’t believe a word, but when she brings Henry back to Storybrooke, she finds herself drawn to this unusual boy and his strange New England town. Concerned for Henry, she decides to stay for a while, but she soon suspects that Storybrooke is more than it seems. It’s a place where magic has been forgotten, but is still powerfully close… where fairy tale characters are alive, even though they don’t remember who they once were. The epic battle for the future of all worlds is beginning, but for good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell.

Starring:
Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Sister Mary Margaret
Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan
Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold
Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina
Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham
Jared Gilmore as Henry
Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/John Doe
Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Archie

Guest stars include Emma Caulfield (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer“) as the Blind Witch from Hansel and Gretel, Kristin Bauer van Straten (“True Blood”) as Maleficent, Alan Dale (“Lost”) as Prince Charming’s father, Jessy Schram (“Falling Skies”) as Cinderella, David Anders (“The Vampire Diaries”) as a doctor, Brad Dourif as a beggar who befriends the evil Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle), and Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”) as the sidekick to series regular Lana Parrilla’s Evil Queen.

Once Upon a Time premieres this Sunday, October 23rd at 8/7 central on ABC.

Are you going to tune in? Let us know what you think!

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