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First Details on ABC’s ‘Once Upon A Time’ Pilot Episode

BY Jennifer Griffin

Published 11 years ago

First Details on ABC's 'Once Upon A Time' Pilot Episode

ABC has just released a press statement on the very first episode of its new show, Once Upon a Time.

Starring Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas and Raphael Sbarge Once Upon a Time is described as a modern fable with thrilling twists and hints of darkness, as the epic battle for the future of our world and the fairytale world begins.

Want to know more? Then read up on the pilot below.

And they lived happily ever after … or so everyone was led to believe. Emma Swan knows how to take care of herself. She’s a 28-year-old bail bondsperson who’s been on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby. But when Henry — the son she gave up years ago — finds her, everything changes. Henry is now 10 years old and in desperate need of Emma’s help. He believes that Emma actually comes from an alternate world and is Snow White and Prince Charming’s missing daughter. According to his book of fairytales, they sent her away to protect her from the Evil Queen’s curse, which trapped the characters of fairytale world forever, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world.

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In the premiere episode, “Pilot,” not believing a word of Henry’s story, Emma brings him back to Storybrooke, but finds herself drawn to this unusual boy and his strange New England town. Concerned for him, she decides to stay for a while, but soon comes to suspect that Storybrooke is more than it seems. It’s a place where magic has been forgotten, but is still powerfully close…where fairytale characters are alive, even though they don’t remember who they once were, and where the Evil Queen, known as Regina, is now Henry’s foster mother. The epic battle for the future of all worlds is beginning, and for good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell.

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Guest starring in “Pilot” are Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham, Lee Arenberg as Grumpy/Leroy, David-Paul Grove as Doc, Peter Bryant as jailer, Tony Amendola as Geppetto/Marco, Meghan Ory as Ruby/Red Riding Hood, Warren Christie as Ryan, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Darren Dolynski as nervous guard, Keith Dallas as cabbie, Tom Pickett as bishop, Darla Fay as old woman, James Bamford as Black Knight and Keegan Connor Tracy as Blue Fairy.

“Pilot” was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by Mark Mylod.

Once Upon a Time premieres on ABC Sunday, October 23rd 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET.

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