• Season 1 Episode 1
  • Pilot

  • Airdate:10.23.2011.

BRACE YOURSELF FOR 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.

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. 

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.

series regulars:

    Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret
    Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan
    Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold
    Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina
    Jared Gilmore as Henry Mills
    Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/John Doe
    Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper.

guest cast:

    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
    Keegan Connor Tracy as Blue Fairy.

directed by:

Mark Mylod