- Published on Monday, May 14 2012
- Written by Sarah Osman
Holy smokes! That’s all I have to say about last night’s season finale of “Once Upon a Time!” (Did anyone else have flashbacks to “Lost” when clouds of purple smoke were released into Storybrooke?) The characters of “Once Upon a Time” have certainly been through their fair share of turmoil this year -- from sly villains to being accused of murder, to crafty “Lost” references; the freshman season of this hit drama was certainly a wild ride (sadly, Mr. Toad was not involved).
But could Mr. Toad be involved next season? The question on every fan’s mind is what, and specifically, who, will appear next season? As the first season has proven, the stories that inspire “Once Upon a Time” are not always fairy tales -- we have met the Mad Hatter, aka. Jefferson (Sebastian Stan), from Alice in Wonderland, as well as King Midas (Alan Dale), who is a character from Greek mythology. There doesn’t appear to be any specific technical explanations for who appears in “Once Upon a Time,” except that they must be in the public domain or, it appears, from a Disney movie. (The show airs on ABC, which is owned by Disney, making obtaining the rights to these characters much easier.) So who in the world of Disney will show up next year?
Executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have dropped a few hints about new characters who will make their debut. The pair has revealed that Ariel from The Little Mermaid will show up in Storybrooke, and that she is rumored to be played by JoAnna Garcia (“Privileged”). I am personally very curious to see how they will interweave Ariel into the story... and what her CGI will look like. The two have also hinted that a few characters who follow the yellow brick road may appear, as the rights to the children’s classic, The Wizard of Oz, are up for grabs. You may have noticed that when Jefferson took Regina (Lana Parilla) into Wonderland, there were doors that lead to other universes -- could one of them possibly lead to Oz?
Two characters who are not up for grabs due to rights complications, and therefore will not be planning a trip to Storybrooke, are Peter Pan and Captain Hook. Kitsis and Horowitz revealed that they very badly wanted to introduce the pair to Storybrooke, but due to unforeseen difficulties, these two will have to remain in Neverland for now.
Kitsis and Horowitz have yet to reveal any further details about season two, but actor Josh Dallas, who plays Prince Charming/David on the show, has revealed that he would love to see Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk appear on the show. I, personally, would like to see Baloo from A Jungle Book pay a visit, and I would like to know the backstory of the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland.
Who would you like to see in season two of “Once Upon a Time?”
- Sarah Osman, YH Staff
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