Once upon a time, two producers named Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz worked on a spectacular epic tale called Lost for ABC. Well, believe it or not, those guys have moved on to the world of classic fairytales with their new ABC series, Once Upon a Time, which features Snow White, Prince Charming and Rumplestiltskin. Only it’s not your average fairytale.
“For me and Adam… Lost was such an amazing experience for us. We learned so much and it was such a rewarding creative experience that if we’re going to do our own show and do TV and work this hard, it has to be something that we feel really passionate about and something unique and something original,” said Kitsis during an exclusive interview with Horowitz. “We weren’t interested in just doing she’s a young D.A. balancing her life and trying criminal cases. We don’t know if this show will go past 13 episodes. So for us, our operating principal is let’s make it 13 that we love and even if it doesn’t work out we walk away happy with everything we did.”
Their unique tale explores what happens when the modern world and the world of fairy tales collide. In Once Upon a Time, a 28-year-old bail bonds collector named Emma Swan finds herself returning young runaway Henry, a 10-year-old boy she gave up for adoption, to the town of Storybrook. Henry believes that Emma and everyone in the town comes from an alternate world, a fairytale land, that thanks to a curse by the Evil Queen is now trapped forever in time. The characters have been brought into our world with no knowledge of who they really are. The series, which premieres Sunday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m., stars Jennifer Morrison as Emma, Jared Gilmore as Henry, Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin. Continue reading