Rebecca Mader will take center stage on this week’s Once Upon a Time when the show finally takes a deep-dive into Zelena’s backstory in an episode aptly titled “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” EW spoke with OUAT’s resident wicked witch to talk about how Mader found out she’d scored the coveted role as one of this season’s baddies, what fans can expect from this Sunday’s episode, and more: READ FULL STORY
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Wonderland fans, your wish is close to coming true: The Knave of Hearts is headed to Storybrooke. Actor Michael Socha is expected to join Once Upon a Time as a series regular next season.
This is not yet a done deal because Once Upon has not been officially renewed. While the Sunday fantasy drama is considered a lock by insiders to return, ABC hasn’t announced any of their 2014-15 pick-ups yet. When the order comes in, we’re told producers will exercise their option to bring aboard Socha, who charmed viewers on Once Upon‘s spin-off this season Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. READ FULL STORY
The fairy tale’s over. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland is not coming back next season.
This is no surprise given its performance, but ABC confirmed the news Friday. The network actually told fans Thursday night that next week’s episode was the “series finale” instead of “season finale,” but interestingly the news is just really taking off now (when “only” 3.3 million watch a show, guess it takes a while for the news to spread).
The Once Upon a Time spin-off was conceived as a stand-alone one-season story, but the hope was a new tale in the same world could launch next season. All the episodes will have aired. The show struggled throughout its run at 8 p.m. on Thursday nights. The Sunday night flagship series Once Upon a Time, while not officially ordered for next season, is fully expected to continue.
UPDATE: And just because Wonderland has been canceled doesn’t mean Once Upon couldn’t spin-off again. So that’s our poll: Which Disney-owned land should Once Upon spin-off next? READ FULL STORY
ABC announced its spring finale dates for 19 of its current series. Of note is the season 3 finale date for Scandal — Thursday, April 17 — a special two-hour Once Upon a Time season finale, and an extended, one-hour season finale for The Middle.
Check out the full list of dates below: READ FULL STORY
'Once Upon a Time': Jennifer Morrison talks ditching Neverland for Oz -- and Emma's epic love triangle
[Ahoy, Oncers: We've got some spoilers ahead.]
Flying monkeys! Surprise(ish) pregnancies! Another curse! Clearly, there’s a lot to unpack from Once Upon a Time‘s midseason premiere — but thankfully, EW had the opportunity to chat with OUAT star/savior Jennifer Morrison after we’d seen the episode. She couldn’t answer every burning question… but she could tease some pretty interesting details about the fairy tale series’ journey into Oz.
Read on to learn why the woman who plays Emma Swan might miss Neverland, what makes this half-season’s villain so wicked, what the future holds for a certain presumed-dead fan favorite — and, of course, how Morrison feels about Nealfire (Michael Raymond James) and Hook’s (Colin O’Donoghue) battle for Emma’s heart.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: The end of the last episode before the break seemed a bit like it could have marked the end of the show. Did you guys feel like that at all? It was very definitive.
JENNIFER MORRISON: Yeah. I think that Eddy [Kitsis] and Adam [Horowitz, Once's showrunners] did that on purpose. I think they were looking at the cable model, where they do 10 to 12 episodes [per season], and that’s a really definitive length of time to tell a story. Because of the way we were going to air this year, they had an opportunity to do two half-seasons, basically. And so they wanted the end of that half of a season to really feel like a definitive end, and then dangle the carrot for the next arc. And the second half of the season is completely different. We have a totally different villain, we have a whole different world we’re dealing with.
Neverland is ancient history for the gang on Once Upon a Time, which returns tonight after a three-month hiatus. Lana Parrilla, for one, is happy to have the island behind her. “It was getting quite dirty for everyone,” jokes the actress who plays The Evil Queen/Regina.
Emotionally, though, things remain as messy as ever for these characters. In this second half of the third season, they will find themselves contending with Zelena, the Wicked Witch (Rebecca Mader), a villain the likes of which has never been seen on the show, according to Parrilla. “She’s fighting for different reasons,” she says. “The Evil Queen wanted revenge — something happened to her and and she wanted to hurt [someone] because of it. This is a different situation because Zelena wants what other people had that she didn’t have….She has a connection to a character on the show, and that’s why she’s arrived. She’s out to hurt someone.” READ FULL STORY
Fact: Flying monkeys are terrifying.
The proof is in this exclusive sneak peek below from Sunday’s episode of Once Upon a Time, the show’s first new episode in three months. In the clip, which is the first extended peek at the iconic creatures, Regina and Snow find themselves fleeing from the danger and trying to take cover.
It’s a short-but-sweet look at the show’s return, which EP Adam Horowitz recently said will feature “a lot of the big touchstones from [L. Frank] Baum’s books,” but with a Once spin. “There’s some fun surprises and hopefully interesting takes on that world that involve many of those people,” he said.
Watch below: READ FULL STORY
As soon as Once Upon a Time announced that Lost alum Rebecca Mader would be joining the cast as a version of the Wizard of Oz‘s Wicked Witch, we knew it was only a matter of time before the show found its Glinda.
Now, EW has confirmed that Sunny Mabrey (The Client List) will join the show this spring in the role of Glinda the Good Witch of the South. According to TVLine, Glinda is being described as “elegant, warm, and benevolent, as well as wise, clever, and shrewd.”
Once Upon a Time will return on Sunday, March 9.
Once Upon a Time is resurrecting Cora — kind of!
Actress Rose McGowan has signed on to reprise her role as the youthful version of the villainous Queen of Hearts.
McGowan (Charmed, Death Proof) previously played Cora in the pivotal episode “The Miller’s Daughter” last March, which was an origin story for the character (normally played by Barbara Hershey) and also showed her death. The character hasn’t been on the show since. McGowan will return to Once Upon in the 18th episode this season.
Here’s a clip of McGowan’s previous appearance on the show that includes a smooch with Rumple.
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“Death is final, Felix. Their suffering will be eternal.”
Pan is well on his way to reactivating the curse, but with time ticking away, could the team have a new plan?
In this exclusive sneak peek from Once Upon a Time‘s winter finale, Rumple reveals there could be a way to stop everything — except all the pressure may land on Regina.
See more in the video below! READ FULL STORY
Originals alum Alexandra Metz is ready to let her hair down.
EW has confirmed that Once Upon a Time has nabbed Metz to play Rapunzel in the 14th episode of the current season. TVLine first reported the casting.
As with most characters introduced in the Once-verse, Metz is currently set for one appearance, but there’s a chance she could return in the future.
Once Upon a Time airs Sundays on ABC and is recapped weekly here on EW.
As the gang on Once Upon a Time races to stop Pan from gaining full magical powers after coming into possession of the heart of the truest believer, via flashback, this week’s episode will delve into the story of Henry’s adoption. But exactly what led to Regina’s desire for a tiny bundle of her own?
A clue may be in the exclusive sneak peek below from Sunday’s episode, in which the Evil Queen pays Rumple a visit in jail, where he reveals to her a startling fact and prediction.
Check it out: READ FULL STORY
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