OUAT S&S #415: "OUAT is... a story about hope. For us, that’s what a fairy tale is. It’s that ability to think your life will get better."
Welcome to Storybrooke, Maine, a small town that probably won’t show up on your GPS, but it’s a magical place to visit. Reality and myth merged after Emma broke Regina’s curse, which had deprived the fairy tale characters of their memories and trapped them in our modern world. When they finally regained their identities, our heroes were dismayed to discover that they weren’t transported back to Fairy Tale Land. To make matters worse, Rumplestiltskin – aka Mr. Gold – decided to escalate his power struggle with Regina by introducing magic into the town. But this is our world, and magic always has a tendency to yield unfathomable consequences.
“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Rebecca Mader as Wicked Witch/Zelena and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.
Will pick up moments after the finale | casting Morpheus, God of Dreams for the premier | TVLine - 6/27/16
Archie Hopper will be back with a "new" patient | TVLine - 7/5/16
FILMING: July 7 - Central Park, Burnaby
Cast: Lana, Josh, Ginny, Jared, Jennifer, Colin, Hank (Jekyll) | source
Scenes: All cast in first scene, Colin & Jennifer in second scene, unknown actress in peasant dress seen on set | source
FILMING: July 8 - Studio - Gold's shop
Jennifer, Josh, and Colin | source & Hank Harris posted from the same location | source
Studio - Green Screen? Stunt coordinator posted a pic of a horse | source
Leaf Lady saw Robert and Emilie in studio
FILMING: July 11 - Regina's House
Lana, Jared, and Bex on set | source
FILMING: July 12 - Storybrooke Town Hall - Round Up
Lana, Sam (Hyde)
Lana, Sam, Hank, Ginny, Josh, Colin, JMo
Lana & Ginny
FILMING: July 13 - Storybrooke - Round Up
Scene #1: dialogue scenes will be filmed in the wooded area of the park beside the Community Centre | Regina's vault | Lana & Ginny
Scene #2: dialogue scenes will be filmed in front of the Cannery café
Lana, Ginnifer, Josh, Jennifer, Colin, Jared, Hank Harris (Jekyll), Raphael Sbarge (Archie Hopper), Beverley Elliott (Granny)
They seem to be looking up at something
Scene #3: dialogue scene will be filmed at the corner of Moncton and 2nd Ave
Jennifer, Colin, Ginnifer, Josh, Jared, Hooded Figure
Sword fight between Emma and the figure
Scene #4: dialogue scenes will be filmed on Moncton Street between 3rd Ave & 2nd Ave
Emma & Hooded figure
Last scene Emma exiting Granny's alone (in red jacket)
Is there anything Adam Horowitz can tell us about Rumbelle during season 6 of Once Upon a Time? — rumbelletrueluv
What if I let Emilie de Ravin tell you about Belle getting out of the box? “The way she is extracted, how it happens and the characters that are involved is really cool, and it reveals a lot about her relationship and her past/future,” de Ravin says, noting that the show will explore more of Belle’s independence this season. “It’s been a long time coming. Now that she’s pregnant, and now that she knows that it’s not really just about her anymore, she has to take responsibility for this other little person. That’s making her head spin a little bit with regard to, ‘Okay, I can spend my life trying to fix this person, whether it’s for me or for him, but if it’s affecting someone else now, it’s a game changer.’ It puts a little bit of spanner in the works for their marriage for a bit. There’s some alone time to be had.” EW ~ 7/29/16
I’d like some Once Upon a Time spoilers please. — Jane
The introduction of the Land of Untold Stories basically opens up storytelling avenues to, well, “everyone,” according to Edward Kitsis. “What’s funny is in the pilot if you watch when Emma sees the wolf that stops her from leaving town, the book flips open and we see all these worlds,” Kitsis says. “It’s time to tell new stories, broaden the show and move forward.” As for why these stories have not yet been told, Kitsis points to something Hyde said in the finale: “As he said, I need a place where these stories can play out, which would make me think for some reason they weren’t being played out, they were pushed on pause.” EW ~ 7/8/16
Thanks for the Evil Queen scoop! Anything more you can share on Once Upon a Time? — Virginia
The Land of Untold Stories will provide a new avenue into the characters we’ve come to know and love over the last five seasons. “The intent is that these new characters and new stories are really a reflection on what’s going on inside of our characters,” says EP Adam Horowitz. “With Lana and the Evil Queen, that’s the starkest example, which we’ve already teased. We’re literally going inside her and pulling her apart. There are elements of that that we’re planning to do for each and everyone of the characters.” EW ~ 7/1/16
Do you have any scoop on what’s going to happen to Once Upon a Time‘s Belle and Rumple? Will they be going on an adventure for the first time together? —Rebecca
They will be going on an adventure together… or as “together” as they can be with Belle still stashed inside a decorative container. “Belle is with Rumple — she’s in Pandora’s Box, in the sleeping curse,” says Once co-creator Eddy Kitsis. And as the Season 6 premiere will make clear, Rumple did get said box back, as part of his deal with Mr. Hyde. As for where the “information” Hyde delivered in return will lead the couple, “That will be the mystery that we show you,” Kitsis says. Adds co-creator Adam Horowitz: “What we really focus on at the start is: ‘How the heck does he get her out of the box and wake her?'” TVLine ~ 6/30/16
Will any of the untold stories on Once Upon a Time hold a connection to any of the characters? — lennyukpirate1
That’s TBD, but the arrival of characters from the Land of Untold stories will certainly affect those in Storybrooke. “The condition of life in Storybrooke is very important,” EP Adam Horowitz says. “Hyde’s arrival impacts that. We’re planning to explore a lot of what that’s going to mean for the day-to-day life in Storybrooke.” Adds EP Edward Kitsis: “One of the things that we really want to get back to this year is that season 1 and 2 vibe of small town stories, being in Storybrooke and getting back to Mary Margaret as the teacher, Emma as the sheriff, Grumpy as the janitor.” EW - 6/24/16
What will happen to Emma and Hook in season 6 of Once Upon a Time? — Niamh
If you recall, when Emma and Hook reunited in the finale, there was a wedding dress in the background. Ahead of the Dead of Summerpanel at ATX, I asked the guys point-blank if this means wedding bells will ring in season 6. They stayed very coy on the subject. “I would say you’ll have to watch season 6, you never know what’s going to happen,” EP Edward Kitsis replied. “You never know what’s going to happen with those two.” Fear not, they answered a few other season 6 questions, so check Spoiler Room next week for more! EW - 6/17/16
Any news on Once Upon a Time season 6? — Carole
Aside from the fact that we’ll be getting a double dose of Regina next season, Lana Parrilla has a number of questions about season 6: “Will Baby Robin be magical?” she tells me. “Will Zelena and Regina continue to have a healthy relationship now that they’ve reconciled? Or will Regina end up hating Zelena for being the mother to Robin’s baby? I’m curious to see what’s going to end up happening in that regard. Will she end up growing resentful that she can’t have children, but yet her sister has her boyfriend’s baby? I feel like that’s a story to be told. Are they going to stand side-by-side in a sisterhood or is Regina going to grow resentful overtime?” EW - 6/10/16
Anything Once Upon a Time? — Tranquillity Sunday’s episode will provide a sense of the closure, with the two-hour finale kicking off a new story for season 6. “Like every year, the two-hour finale is kind of a different piece than the rest of the season, so in a lot of ways, this weekend is the finale for the Hades arc,” executive producer Edward Kitsis says. “I can say that it will break a few hearts.” As for the actual finale, part of it will take place outside Storybrooke. “As much as they’d like peace and quiet in Storybrooke, fallout from this weekend’s episode causes a character to go rogue in New York City,” Kitsis says. “Once again, the heroes are called upon to save the day.” | EW - 5/6/2016
Once Upon a Time’s Belle said she tainted her soul because she saved Rumple. Does she regret it? Does protecting oneself or family really taint their souls? —Rebecca
I hand-delivered, as I do, your salient Q to the series co-creators, and Eddy Kitsis answered, “Belle is very distraught because she did something that she never ever really wanted to do,” accidentally damning ex-fiance Gaston to the River of Lost Souls. “In that moment, when it was life or death, she chose Rumple, which obviously says something — but whether she wants to admit it or not is another situation. She doesn’t like being put in that situation and she’s upset that she couldn’t figure a way out, because she reacted in a moment and now has to deal with that for the rest of her life.” As for whether having “tainted” her own soul a smidgen might help foster an eventual reconciliation with her Dark One husband, since Belle now stands on less-high ground, Kitsis says, “We are going to have to wait and see what happens to her.” ~ TVLine 04/26/16
Adam Horowitz, executive producer and writer | twitter
Andrew Chambliss, writer | twitter
Tze Chun, writer | twitter
Jane Espenson, writer | twitter
David H. Goodman, writer
Brigitte Hales, writer | twitter
Dana Horgan, writer | twitter
Robert Hull, writer
Paul Karp, writer | twitter | sdcc
Daniel T. Thomsen, writer
Bill Wolkoff, writer | twitter
Mark Isham, composer | twitter
Sarah McCulloch, production Leaf Lady | twitter
Jerome Schwartz, production | twitter
Helga Ungurait, production | twitter
Geoffrey Hildrew, post-production | twitter
"Tell your timbers to stop shivering, pirate." ~ Regina
Everyone who sips from this well enjoys the taste too much. ~ The Dark One
We've been on the sidelines too long, sister, missed too many adventures. Now it's embarrassing. ~Leroy
"Love is a part of all happiness and you have to be open to that."
"That's what villains do, they make themselves happy at the expense of others, but it just makes them more unhappy." ~ Snow White
"Come on kid, it's Arizona. It's not hell." ~ Cleo Fox
"There's magic everywhere if you're willing to see it." ~ The Dragon
"I still have a fist. Gold still has a nose." ~Regina
"Well, we're certainly not in Storybrooke anymore." ~Zelena
"Do you happen to have any duct tape?" ~ Zelena
"The Evil Queen is inside me always trying to get out." ~Regina
"This is a bad plan." ~Charming "It's the only one we've got." ~Snow
"I like the darkness. It's as much who I am as the light." ~Mr. Gold
"Regina never should have let me out to play." ~ The Evil Queen
"For a moment you did the impossible, You made the world believe. ~Emma
Filming in Steveston (July 20th 2016)
Just a little summary of filming just because I know some have been giving people mis information about what was going on.
First Scene: Lana, Jared
2nd scene: Lana, Jared, Gosh, Beverley
3rd scene: Colin & Emilie
4th scene: Gosh, Lana, Jared, and Craig Horner
Last scene: Josh & Lana
For the record, JMo didn’t film any scenes today. Colin and Emilie only had that ONE scene at the docks and I don’t know if there is any truth to a sword fighting scene as someone was saying. NO ONE was allowed near the filming at the JR. However, we were able to see a glimpse of them during rehearsals, and from what I saw both Colin and Emilie were just standing face to face (mind you, I got there a little later so I’m not certain if any actual dialogues or scenes were rehearsed.
Also, this is by far the WORST Steveston experience I have encountered in my whole setlife history.
TFTNT. And thanks for the scene description, I can't really see Hook and Belle swordfighting
So Craig plays the Count of Montecristo? One of my favourite novels
Maybe Fernand and Mercedes are Snowing?
I would see you kept safe from the sad havoc of this world. I will not bring my ruin upon you.
You do not bring ruin! You bring hope. You are naught but hope and life. You saved me, first time I ever laid eyes on you. That's who you are to me, who you'll always be.
The Count of Monte Cristo is, imo, one of the most exciting pieces of classic literature we have. Loved reading that in high school after the dullness that was some of the other authors, LOL. I've reread it several times too so I'm happy about this.
I agree, it's an awesome story. I can't wait to see what elements from it that OUAT uses.
I wonder if this is going to be like season 1 where these characters will exist in Storybrooke and we'll see them throughout the season. I hope that some of them have a couple episodes to appear in ...