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Regina’s Dark Side, Emma’s Big Secret & More: New Details on ONCE UPON A TIME Season 6

By on August 28, 2016

ONCE UPON A TIME - ABC's "Once Upon a Time" stars Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)

Regina’s dark side unleashed, Emma’s “life-altering” secret and the plan to wake Belle are all themes set to be explored when ABC’s Once Upon a Time returns to our screens this Fall.

The summer hiatus gave rise to a series of new details and casting announcements, all of which prepared fans for the arrival of Aladdin and Jafar, the return of Mr Hyde, Captain Nemo, and even Sinbad, as the show advertised its intention to explore other non-Disney franchises untold stories this season.

Now, new details concerning fan favorites Emma, Regina and Belle set the stage for our heroes’ most pressing concerns come September 25.

Catch the full details in ABC’s latest press release for the new season.

Welcome to Storybrooke, a small town in Maine that you won’t find on any map. This town is full of magic, populated by fairytale characters once cursed by the Evil Queen Regina to live in our world—deprived of their memories and happy endings.

Until Emma Swan came to town and changed everything. With the help of her son, Henry, Emma embraced her true identity as the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming—the Savior destined to break the Curse. But even after returning everyone’s memories, Emma’s mission was far from over. With the Curse broken, Mr. Gold (aka Rumplestiltskin) was free to bring magic to Storybrooke. And magic ALWAYS comes with a price…

As Once Upon a Time returns to ABC for its sixth season, so does its classic villain—the Evil Queen. Creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (Lost, Tron: Legacy) invite you to join everyone’s favorite fairytale characters as they face-off against this supercharged enemy.

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When Regina split herself in an attempt to eliminate her evil half, she unwittingly released the Evil Queen. Now the Evil Queen is back and ready to leave a trail of destruction in her wake. Meanwhile, Regina is quickly learning that destroying her dark side won’t be that easy, especially when dealing with the consequences of having unleashed the Queen on Storybrooke.

Emma learns a life-altering secret that could have serious consequences for her family and loved ones. While the heroes grapple with what Emma is confronting, Henry welcomes the new arrivals from the Land of Untold Stories by pledging to help them complete their tales. But when Snow White, Prince Charming, Regina, Captain Hook and Zelena become entwined in these untold tales, they find themselves haunted by their own unfinished pasts.

Meanwhile, after handing Storybrooke over to Mr. Hyde, Mr. Gold continues his quest to wake Belle from her self-induced sleeping curse, in hopes of reuniting with both her and their unborn child.

This season our heroes will be met with many surprises, including Aladdin (Deniz Akdeniz), a former Savior who may be able to offer Emma just the help she needs, Jafar (Oded Fehr), Princess Jasmine (Karin David), the Count of Monte Cristo (Craig Horner) and Morpheus (Giles Matthey).

Once Upon a Time stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Rebecca Mader as Wicked Witch/Zelena and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Once Upon a Time returns for Season 6 on Sundays September 25 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on ABC.

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