Once Upon A Time creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz sat down with reporters this morning to spoil the show's upcoming roster of guest stars. The duo also teased some major story lines along the way.
The Vampire Diaries star David Anders will also set to return later this season as Dr. Whale, but his fairy-tale counterpart will not be revealed this season. Alias star Amy Acker makes her Once Upon A Time debut in episode 14. "She is going to help tell the story of how Grumpy became Grumpy," Kitsis says of Acker's fairy character, Nova.
Emilie de Ravin's Belle, whose Storybrooke self is currently locked in a secret padded cell will reappear sooner rather than later.
"She has a nice little scene in 14," Kitsis teases. "She's sitting up there with the person who loves her, not realizing it, and that would be someone I would not want to piss off," Kitsis says. Still, fans will have to wait a little longer for answers regarding Belle. "She's going to be back probably more toward the end of the season," Kitsis says.
Gossip Girl bad boy Sebastian Stan is slated to guest star in the 17th episode, which takes place in Wonderland.
"We find out how the Mad Hatter became mad," Kitsis teases. "Sebastian is so good in this role," he adds. "He's brilliant." So how will this Wonderland be different from what we already know? "The first [difference] you'll notice is in who the Mad Hatter was and his backstory. Then what Wonderland is and [its] changes is something we hope to explore also," Kitsis says. "We're hoping this tells you the story of the Mad Hatter, but will also leave you questions about Wonderland."
Of her character, Kitsis would only say, "Evil is not born, it's made. Her mother has a specific viewpoint about the world." Horowitz adds, "Hopefully you'll get a great insight into Regina and why she is the way she is."