“We’re picking up right where we left off, but where we left off was in the middle of a veer in a different direction,” consulting producer Jane Espenson told TVLine’s Meg Masters at last weekend’s ATX Television Festival in Austin, before reiterating, “Season 2 will be different than Season 1.”
There are several new additions to Storybrooke that we’ll meet in season 2 as well, the front-runner being the Little Mermaid. However, the list is full of spoilery possibilities.
“I would hope Ariel would join the show,” says Espenson. “She’s one we’ve definitely talked about.” But there have certainly been others. “There are a whole lot of princesses we haven’t seen — like Aurora, Rapunzel and Jasmine,” she adds. “And it’s hard to look at that list without going, ‘Well, what about Goldilocks?!’ And they’d all be good, because what we do is take them and go, ‘Well, the thing you never knew about Little Miss Muffet is… ‘”