Tuesday, May 17, 2011

ABC's Once Upon a Time

Well, we really wouldn't want to leave one out would we? So here is a trailer and a clip from the upcoming ABC series called Once Upon a Time. After watching both this and the trailer for NBC's Grimm, I have to admit this one suits my fancies better. The concern is that this is higher concept and most likely higher budget so it will require a bigger audience to stay on the air.

Not that I won't try out both. But this one also has more girl power in it. The other, if I remember well after one viewing, is male dominated with women only playing victims. Can't we have at least one strong female character? Please? Once Upon a Time might actually pass the Bechdel Test. Grimm doesn't look as promising on that front.

And a clip:

Here's the press release:

Once Upon a Time
(Sundays this Fall, 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET)

From the inventive minds of "Lost" executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis comes 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 fairytales, they sent her away to protect her from the Evil Queen's curse, which trapped the fairytale 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 fairytale 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.

"Once Upon a Time" stars Ginnifer Goodwin ("Big Love") as Snow White/Sister Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison ("House MD") as Emma Swan, Robert Carlyle ("The Full Monty," "Trainspotting," "SGU Stargate Universe") as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham, Jared Gilmore ("Mad Men") as Henry, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/John Doe and Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Archie. "Once Upon a Time" was written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, who are also executive producers, along with Steve Pearlman (ABC's "V"). The pilot is directed and executive-produced by Mark Mylod ("Entourage"). "Once Upon a Time" is from ABC Studios.


  1. I'm really excited for both shows. I hope they both deliver.

  2. I really think Once Upon a Time is more my bag, but I'll give them both a chance.