Consulting producer Jane Espenson spoke to TVLine at the ATX Television Festival about season 2. Michael Ausiello revealed some of what was discussed in the June 5 issue of Ask Ausiello. There’s one definite spoiler (though it’s not a BIG spoiler) with a few teases added as well.
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Question: TVLine’s comments section re: Once Upon a Time is the best. Anything you can share to spark more prediction threads about next season? —Jen
Ausiello: Don’t count on a time jump between seasons. “We’re picking up right where we left off, but where we left off was in the middle of a veer in a different direction,” consulting producer Jane Espenson told TVLine’s Meg Masters at last weekend’s ATX Television Festival in Austin, before reiterating, “Season 2 will be different than Season 1.”
Question: Any word on which new fairy tale characters Once Upon a Time will introduce in Season 2? —Claire
Ausiello: The frontrunner would seem to be the Little Mermaid. “I would hope Ariel would join the show,” says Espenson. “She’s one we’ve definitely talked about.” But there have certainly been others. “There are a whole lot of princesses we haven’t seen — like Aurora, Rapunzel and Jasmine,” she adds. “And it’s hard to look at that list without going, ‘Well, what about Goldilocks?!’ And they’d all be good, because what we do is take them and go, ‘Well, the thing you never knew about Little Miss Muffet is… ‘”
What are your thoughts on the notes above? Would you prefer a time jump or are you happy they’ll get straight back into the story? And which fairy tale characters do you want to see next season?
The comments are open for discussion!