Once upon a time, 1275 miles away, a dynamite producing duo at ABC‘s studios decided what television needed was to get back to the fundamentals of storytelling and breathe new life into some beloved classics. After some twisting, a sprinkle of foreboding, and a whole lot of writing magic, the script weaving geniuses spun paper into gold (that will hopefully turn into the shape of a Golden Globe). The fairy godmother of casting twirled her sparkling wand and POOF! An all-star cast lined the credit sheets. Swords, dwarfs, ACTION!
We are a society that loves a “Happily Ever After.” But this series is going to explore what happened before and after-the most tantalizing parts:
“We kept circling back to the idea of fairytales. The very first stories that you hear when you’re a kid. They’re full of magic and heroics and fear and joy. But we also found fairytales are full of all these unanswered questions. Like why is Grumpy grumpy? Why is Geppetto so lonely that he’d actually carve a little boy out of wood? And did the Evil Queen really try to kill Snow White simply because of vanity? With Once Upon A Time, we set out to explore those questions and not re-tell these stories but attempt to dig beneath what we all know and try to discover something new.”
– Adam Horowitz, Co-Creator/Executive Producer
I loved the pilot episode and the second looks to be just as thrilling. I was trying to guess which fairy tale characters the modern ones were supposed to represent, and play “I Spy” with all the cleverly placed fairy tale innuendos in the dialogue and set decor. I’m not quite sure how they are going to stretch this into a regular series but I can’t wait to find out what happens next. Did you see it? What did you think?