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Sheila / August 7th, 2017

The Rumple will not have fallen too far from the tree when Once Upon a Time‘s Season 7 “reset” arrives on Oct. 6 (now airing Fridays at 8/7c).

After holding court at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Sunday, Once co-creator Adam Horowitz told TVLine that just as the Evil Queen and Captain Hook (played by Lana Parrilla and Colin O’Donoghue) have been cursed with new personas in the Seattle neighborhood of Hyperion Heights, Robert Carlyle‘s Rumpelstiltskin will be a bit (though not entirely) different, too.

“He looks menacing, doesn’t he?” the EP said of the Comic-Con trailer‘s glimpse of Carlyle, seen above. “There’s always that element of menace and mystery, and [Carlyle’s character] is involved in many of the goings-on in this neighborhood in Seattle. It’s a lot of fun and it’s another layer and color for Bobby to play.”

During the actual panel Q&A, Parrilla shared that the Evil Queen’s Seattle persona isn’t even named Regina (which she said is “cool”) and that she is a bar owner who instead of pantsuits wears “denim and rock t-shirts.” Added the series vet, “It’s fun to be a part of something that’s constantly evolving.”

O’Donoghue meanwhile said that the pirate now known as uniformed Seattle policeman “Rogers” feels “a sense of loss, and he doesn’t know what it is, what’s missing” — other than, that is, the left hand the lawman is managing without. “He does not have his hand,” Horowitz confirms. “We do get into [why that is].”

Episode 2 of the new season will shed light on what became of Emma, to be played one more time in that episode by Jennifer Morrison, while Episode 4 (in which Emilie de Ravin guest-stars) will do same for Belle. “We know the characters inside and out, but [it’s like] we’re playing them for the first time,” said O’Donoghue, who hailed Season 7’s first four scripts as among the best he has seen.

Parrilla also revealed that Regina and Henry (now played by new series regular Andrew J. West) “reunite after many years in a flashback [and] she’s taken aback” to see his grown self for the first time. “He is no longer this little boy. How does she deal with him as a man?” When they cross paths in Hyperion Heights, however, mom and son will be strangers. “It’s cool and exciting [to play] an entirely different relationship,” said West.

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Sheila / August 7th, 2017

Once Upon a Time fans won’t be seeing the same versions of Captain Hook and Regina in the upcoming seventh season — and we finally have a better sense of who their beloved characters will be.

While it’s been previously teased that Hook and Regina will be different versions from what’s been established, returning stars Colin O’Donoghue and Lana Parrilla revealed spoiler-filled details at the summer Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday.

The new season will open in Seattle and another curse will have struck the characters, leading O’Donoghue and Parrilla to play new iterations of their fictional alter egos.

“He is a uniformed cop in Seattle,” O’Donoghue said, confirming what’s been teased in the first season seven teaser. “There’s a sense of loss there in the guy and he just doesn’t know what it is that’s missing. So he’s striving to find who he is still, yet trying to be the best uniformed cop that he can be and do things the right way. As is always the case on Once Upon a Time, it’s more complicated than that.”

But Parrilla’s character may be an even bigger departure from what viewers have been familiar with the past six seasons.

“I don’t think her name’s Regina and that’s cool,” Parrilla teased. “I’m no longer in pant suits, I’m in denim and rock T-shirts. When we meet her, she’s working in a bar. She’s a bar owner. She’s a little rough around the edges, not quite the queen that we’re used to. She has curly hair. She looks very different, she feels different. This one is like, ‘Her name’s not even Regina!’”

“She’s no longer in charge and we’ve always seen Regina in charge or try to be in charge, try to be in control, try to manipulate, and then she redeemed herself,” she continued. “But this Regina is something else and I’m having a blast playing her. I’m still discovering her. … It kind of feels like the pilot.”

Once Upon a Time co-creator and executive producer Eddy Kitsis echoed his sentiments from July, when he shared that the absences of Hook and Rumplestiltskin’s significant others will be explained early in the new season. (Kitsis also revealed that the idea for a reboot germinated around the fourth season and that they had a six-season plan.)

“Episode 2 is going to answer what has happened Emma and Hook,” Kitsis said. “Episode 4 will answer that question for Belle [and Rumple].”

O’Donoghue maintained that the new episodes will be worth the wait for loyal viewers of the show.

“Of the six seasons I’ve been in, I’ve been very, very lucky to play different variations of this one character so that’s one thing that I’m really excited this season that we’re shooting now — about exploring [him] in a completely different way,” he said. “I do have to say, the episodes [up to four] that we’ve read are, in all honesty, the best that I’ve read in any season so far. One of the episodes, I think, might be one of the best of any show I’ve [read]. It’s really, really fantastic.”

Once Upon a Time premieres Friday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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When “Once Upon a Time” returns to ABC this fall, the fairytale drama is going to look very different. At the end of the sixth season, series stars Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Jared Gilmore, and Emilie de Ravin all exited, paving the way for new cast and characters.

“We were coming from ‘Lost’ so we thought of a five-year plan, and I think around Season 4 we wanted to write toward our own endpoint, and if the show was successful enough, or the network had interest, then we would reboot it,” executive producer Edward Kitsis says.

When “Once Upon a Time” first launched in 2011, the central story was that of Snow White (Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Dallas) and the daughter they saved from a curse by pushing her through a magical portal to the real world. Years after that event, Emma (Morrison) had a child of her own, Henry (Gilmore), who came to find her to save the characters from his book from the curse. Now, though, the show will shift focus to put a similar twist on another classic Disney princess.

Henry is now the grown-up (played by Andrew J. West) getting a knock on his door from his child, Lucy (Allison Hernandez), who needs help to save beloved characters, including her mother, Cinderella (Dania Ramirez). And with Cinderella of course comes a new ensemble that includes her evil stepmother (Gabrielle Anwar) and wicked stepsister (Adelaide Kane).

“Henry has found himself in a new book with new characters, and he’s called on some of his friends like Captain Hook and Rumplestiltskin and his mom, the Evil Queen, to join him,” Kitsis says.

That means that Lana Parrilla, Colin O’Donoghue, and Robert Carlyle are back for season seven, but in a new way — and also a new location in Seattle from the small, fictional town of Storybrooke.

“It’s a mix of characters the audience has grown to love over the years but also bring in new characters and be able to tell new origin stories,” executive producer Adam Horowitz says. “With the new stories we’re not so beholden to that old mythology. Hopefully it will be refreshing for the audience to come in and start with new chapters.”

However, neither Horowitz nor Kitsis is looking to undo or rewrite any of the histories or happy endings of the characters the audience came to know and love in the first six seasons. And they promise long-time viewers of the show will get answers as to what happened to some of the partners of characters that are still on the show.

“Episode two is going to answer what has happened with Emma and Captain Hook, and episode four is going to answer for Belle,” Kitsis says.

When the show picks up with Hook minus the love of his life, he is very different from the other versions of the character O’Donoghue has played. “There’s a sense of loss there in the guy that I like to think he just doesn’t know what it is, what’s missing. So he’s striving to find who he is still. The Hook that we meet is trying to be the best uniform cop that he can be, but as is always the case on ‘Once Upon a Time,’ it’s more complicated than that!” O’Donoghue says.

Similarly, without the love of Regina’s life — her son Henry — she will be very different as well, from her look to her attitude. Going by a new name which producers and Parrilla aren’t ready to reveal just yet, the character is now a bar owner who lives in denim and rock tee-shirts instead of pantsuits. “She’s a little rough around the edges, not the queen that we’re used to. She has curly hair, she looks very different — she feels very different,” Parrilla says.

Her relationship with her son is also very different because she has not seen Henry at all as a man, only as a teenager years ago. Parrilla says she’s “taken aback” by seeing him grown and the journey, especially in the first few episodes, is in finding the relationship at all — much like how Emma had to find a relationship with her parents in the early days of the show. “He’s a man now and how does she deal with him as a man?” Parrilla says.

Horowitz says that even with all of the changes, the core of the show being centered on hope and characters wanting to build better lives is still intact. And of course the “epic romance” that comes with fairytale couples has to be a core staple, too. While Snow and Charming gave the audience that in season one, and later seasons introduced Emma and Hook, this time around the couple Horowitz and Kitsis hope viewers fall in love with is Henry and Cinderella.

“This year we’re showing you how they met, how they fell in love, and whether or not they’ll find each other in Seattle,” Kitsis says.

There is a figurative magic in such romance, but Horowitz and Kitsis say the show is dialing back the literal magic in the present day story on the show. “In the pilot there was a stopped clock that ticked at the end and that was [a little bit of magic],” Horowitz says. “We’re returning to that modality where in the real world we’re aiming to tell really grounded, emotional, human stories and then contrast that with the magic of the fairytale world.”

“Once Upon a Time” returns to ABC on Sunday, October 6.

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Colin O’Donoghue is an Irish actor/musician. He was born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland on January 26th, 1981. He is best known for his role as Captain Hook in Once Upon a Time and his role as Michael Kovak in the Rite.

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Once Upon A Time
Colin as Hook/Killian Jones
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'Once Upon a Time' tells the story of a new world, one in which fairy tales and modern-day life collide.

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Colin as Peter
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After the loss of her family, a young woman struggles to survive in a world long-since destroyed by disease; but when a lonely traveler offers her a place in his community, she must decide if the promise of a better life is worth the risk of trusting him.
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Creation Entertainment New Jersey – October 20-22, 2017
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