Once Upon a Time is going to give us some dirt on Belle’s past next season.
“We are going to meet Belle’s mother,” executive producer Adam Horowitz tells EW. “For the first time, we’ll delve into Belle’s past pre-the encounter with Rumple.”
That means as we learn Belle’s history before meeting new hubby Rumplestiltskin, we’re finally going to find out who Sir Maurice was married to.
Who should play Belle’s mom in the upcoming fourth season of the ABC fairy tale drama? Lucy Lawless is our dream choice, though she hasn’t actually been cast. The Xena alum looks similar enough to Emilie de Ravin, and she’ll be guest-starring on another ABC drama this fall when she appears as Isabelle Hartley on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. If not Lawless, who do you think should play Belle’s mother?
Once Upon a Time‘s Captain Hook is due for a makeover during Season 4, presumably keeping the guyliner while shedding some leather.
With the ABC series’ premiere still six weeks away — but on the occasion of the Season 3 Blu-ray and DVD sets hitting stores — TVLine spoke with Colin O’Donoghue about Hook’s adventures to date, what the bad boy buccaneer sees in good Miss Swan and more.
TVLINE | Watching the Season 3 Blu-ray set’s blooper reel, it appears that steering a galleon does not come naturally to you.
[Laughs] It came to me naturally, but I’d been steering it for a few hours at that stage – I wasn’t sure what direction I was supposed to be going!
TVLINE | Were you the star of any other outtakes that didn’t make the cut?
I’m sure there are probably a few choice words [Laughs] that didn’t make it on….
TVLINE | Looking back on Season 3, did you prefer one arc to another, for any reason?
Not really. I was excited when we started last season exploring the Neverland world, and I think we did it justice — it was fun to take someone like Pan and turn him into this creepy, malevolent figure. And the way that Wicked Witch was treated in the second half was brilliant. It was very clever how they put “two seasons” in one.
ABC’s Once Upon a Time is opening Season 4 with an 11-episode arc that introduces several characters from Disney’s Frozen, an animated blockbuster that most every rugrat has seen, like, seven times by now.
Including young Henry…?
While Emma and Regina’s son for three seasons has watched characters from his storybook come to life (for better or worse), is he now about to drop his popcorn upon spying Queen Elsa of Arendelle (played by Fringe‘s Georgina Haig) leap from the big screen into Storybrooke?
As part of our all-encompassing, in-depth Fall Preview interview, I ran that burning question (which I believe was first raised by TVLine reader Gail; please collect your 500 Power User Points!) past Once creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, and the simple answer is no, Henry won’t recognize Elsa & Co. — and for a very good reason.
As Horowitz explains, Once “occurs in a semblance of real time,” starting with Emma Swan’s Oct 23, 2011 birthday aka the series premiere. With Season 2 encompassing less than a year, and even factoring in Season 3’s midseason time jump, “We calculated that we are now living in the early part of 2013,” Horowitz notes. Meaning, Henry not only couldn’t have seen Frozen (a late-November release) yet, but its first teaser trailer won’t hit the Storybrooke Cinema for months.
The other question on many a viewer’s mind is born of a Season 3 that revealed A) Peter Pan to be Rumplestiltskin’s father and B) the Wicked Witch as Regina’s half-sister. So, who in Storybrooke will wind up having family ties to Elsa, Anna or any of the other Frozen visitors?
In a word: nobody. (Cue many sighs of relief.) “We will go on record as saying that we are not going to reveal that, for example, Elsa is somebody’s sister,” Horowitz makes clear.
Once Upon a Time Season 4 premieres Sunday, Sept. 28 at 8/7c.
Once Upon a Time star Colin O’ Donoghue may not be revisiting Neverland any time soon, but we have a few more details about Hook’s up coming season 4 appearance.
As more and more casting information arrives for NBC’s latest musical, fans ofOnce Upon a Time will not find their own version of Hook on the list of cast members. Colin O’ Donoghue auditioned to bring a very different Hook to the screen for NBC’s Peter Pan: Live. O’Donoghue does dabble in the world of music, however, Christopher Walken’s stint in Hairspray (and other credits) made a more convincing argument in favor of Walken.
Never fear Hook fans, the suave Captain Hook and Storybrooke’s latest resident is not going anywhere. However, when we meet him again this season, he may have a new look to show off for fans.
Edward Kitsis tells E! that Emma and Hook will go on their first official date when the series returns. He says, “If you notice, they haven’t had a proper date. Their dates have been running from time travels and portals and monsters, so they’re going to have a proper date.”
How hard can a date in Storybrooke be to accomplish? Well, it may not be the typical dinner and a movie most people expect. With any luck it will go better than the meal he crashed in New York City at the start of season 3.
As for his wardrobe change, after two seasons wearing the same clothes, Hook updates his look for the transition to gaining his land legs in Storybrooke. O’Donoghue says, “You will recognize me. I can’t go into specifics but it’s an ‘80?s shell suit. It’s a nice little number.”
The new TV Guide has given us a first look to the two sisters from Frozen and also one scan of Jennifer from the Comic-Con!
Magazine Scans > Scans From 2014 > TV Guide, August 11 2014
A first look into stills from Season 4 with our Elsa started to pop up online. Enjoy the HQs in our gallery!
Once Upon a Time – Season 4 > Episode Stills > 4×01 – A Tale of Two Sisters
I’m going to make this post with a bunch of video interviews from single cast members or group ones from Comic-Con. Would like to thank colin-odonoghue.net for all of those.
It’s another magical day for Frozen fans, as two more actors have been chosen to bring characters from the beloved animated movie to life on Once Upon a Time.
And the characters couldn’t be more different – the kindly Pabbie the Troll King, and Anna’s scheming would-be suitor Prince Hans.
John Rhys-Davies, who played the dwarf Gimli in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will play Pabbie, whose healing powers helped Anna in the movie. And Tyler Jacob Moore, who plays Tony Markovich on Showtime’s Shameless, will play Hans, the good prince turned bad prince from the Southern Isles.
ABC’s decision to introduce Frozen characters into Once Upon a Time‘s fairy-tale universe has fans of both the show and the movie buzzing. ABC showed the first clip from the crossover at Comic-Con this weekend – a scene from Once‘s upcoming Season 4 premiere showing Anna (Elizabeth Lail) and Elsa (Georgina Haig) putting flowers on their parents’ gravestones.
Elsa also pops up at the end of the season’s new trailer, emerging from a puddle of water and flinging off her gloves before strutting out of the frame.
“Awake, arise or be forever frozen,” the narrator intones.
Once Upon a Time has cast its latest Frozen character: Shameless star Tyler Jacob Moore is set to play Prince Hans, E! News has exclusively learned.
We were the first to report that Hans, Anna’s (Elizabeth Lail) treacherous former love, would be making the journey from the big screen to ABC’s fantasy hit. And no, it doesn’t seem likely that Hans has lost his mean streak as he’s described as having a serious chip on his shoulder and a burning desire to be king.
Fans of the Oscar-winning Disney hit will remember that Hans tricked Anna into falling in love with him in an attempt to take over Arendelle. He was last seen imprisoned and on a ship heading back to the Southern Isles after being banished by Elsa, so it’ll be interesting to see how he returns, given that OUAT is picking up the storyline after the events of the movie.
Prince Hans will make his OUAT debut in the third episode of the season and will appear on a recurring basis.
Moore, who has also appeared on Revenge and GCB, is just the latest actor tasked with taking on an iconic role from Frozen: Fringe‘s Georgina Haig is set to play Elsa, Greek‘sScott Michael Foster is playing Kristoff, Anna’s true love, and Lost star Elizabeth Mitchell is either playing the Original Snow Queen or Elsa and Anna’s mother, who supposedly died in the beginning of the film.
A super-spoilery first look at OUAT‘s take on Frozen‘s fan-favorite sister duo was screened for fans at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. In the clip, it was revealed that (Spoiler alert!) Anna is planning her wedding to Kristoff, so here’s hoping Hans’ surprising return won’t screw things up for the adorable pair.