When “Once Upon A Time” returns for Season 6, some new characters from the Land of Untold Stories are more likely crashing into Storybrooke, as suggested by the new images of the premiere episode teased by ABC.
In the first look pictures, Emma (Jennifer Morrison), Regina (Lana Parrilla), Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin), Charming (Josh Dallas), Henry (Jared S. Gilmore), Rumple (Robert Carlyle) and the other heroes are seen exploring the crash site where Mr. Hyde’s (Sam Witwer) neighbors have possibly landed with a thud.
New arrivals from the Land of Untold Stories in Storybrooke, seeking refuge could either be a gain or loss, as it depends on the character. The new characters might be friends or foes, as some might be looking out to Emma and the heroes for help, while some might look out for the darker forces, according to TV Line.
As for the upcoming season, the executive producers have made it clear that the show is heading back to Storybrooke for the location, after having traveled to other lands in the last couple of seasons.
“After the last couple of seasons where our characters went on journeys to other lands, be it Neverland or the Underworld or Camelot, this season is about coming home and figuring out what life is like at home,” Adam Horowitz said in an interview with TV Guide. “That lends itself to a storytelling modality that’s more about these smaller arcs that hopefully build up to one big story by the end of the season.”
EPs have also teased that the show will likely be filled with even more famous literary characters.
“We’re going to meet the Count of Monte Cristo. We’re going to be telling stories from other lands and other pieces of fiction,” EP Eddy Kitsis added. “For us, it’s really fun to expand the universe of Once Upon a Time.”
The “Once Upon A Time” Season 6 premiere episode “The Savior” will see the fan favorite heroes going on a mission to stop Hyde, while Emma happens to develop a mysterious side effect. Rumple will take the help of a stranger to free Belle (Emilie de Ravin) from the sleeping curse. Fans will also get to see Regina and Zelena (Rebecca Mader) becoming roommates and embracing their newfound sisterhood.
The “Once Upon A Time” Season 6 is all set to premiere on Sept. 25.