Once Upon A Time Spoilers: 'A Movie Like' Neverland, Backstory Galore & Fresh Ariel Scoop

Once Upon A Time Spoilers: 'A Movie Like' Neverland, Backstory Galore & Fresh Ariel Scoop

Once Upon A Time series’ creators, Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have been excitedly spoiling about their upcoming season 3,. Kitsis has promised the first 11 episodes will be like their own season in Neverland, like one giant movie.

“Like any adventure movie, there’s romance, there are things that are terrifying, and there are things that are heartbreaking. That was always our goal, to have that big, summer movie feel.” Promising a mix of “uplift, romance, action and quieter moments,” Adam Horowitz added, “The best kind of roller coaster is the one that goes through all of that stuff.”

Horowitz and Kitsis also teased that fans would get to catch up on some of season 1 and 2's backstory gaps, by way of flashbacks during Season 3.

Episode 2 is Snow/Charming-centric, covering the time between the former’s awakening from the sleep curse and when they encountered Regina on the battlefield. “How did the queen react to that? And who first told her?” Horowitz wonders. Episode 3 will relate Tinkerbell’s origin, featuring The Blue Fairy (but not Amy Acker’s Nova) and addressing the question: “What makes a fairy?” Also on tap for fall is a new chunk of Rumple’s past, the tale of how Hook became a pirate and the self-explanatory Episode 6, titled “Ariel” (and yes, Eric is being cast/will not be an existing character).


Speaking of Ariel, it's already been reveled that she has ties to a character we already know.

"She's somebody who wants to see the world," executive producer Edward Kitsis says. "That spirit will run in her DNA still, but we'll meet her in a surprising way." We hear that will take place in Neverland, where other mermaids may not be so nice.

Bonus Scoop
Once Upon A Time is known for it's golden rule of, 'Magic always comes with a price', so what about the magic that Robin Hood used to heal Marian?

“There’s a price — and a debt,” Adam Horowitz teases of Sean Maguire’s upcoming, Fairytale Land-based arc as the Prince of Thieves.