"We're going to show you some things in our world that you didn't even think were an option," executive producer Edward Kitsis says. "[They'll] center on our characters, but in surprising ways."
Kitsis goes on to spoil that Snow White's mother, Eva, will make her debut in late February/early March.
"The Snow White story usually begins with the stepmother trying to get rid of her," Kitsis teases. "So we thought it would be fun to explore what Snow's mom was like. Her name is Eva, and she's the person who taught Snow White how to be Snow White."We'll meet Eva in late February/early March, as Bailee Madison returns to portray a young Snow and fellow producer Adam Horowitz previews that Snow's mother will have "a surprising connection to someone we know."
In other Once casting news for the New Year, sources report that episode 16 will bring more new castings by way of 'King Xavier' and 'Prince Henry'. Xavier is in his mid 40's and described as having a 'mean sense of humor' and is troubled about the lack of gold in his kingdom and maintaining his regal lifestyle. Prince Henry is Regina's father as a young man, in his 20's and is set to marry into King Xavier's kingdom to change the failing kingdoms fortunes. This royal wedding flashback will presumably feature the recently cast Rose McGowan as a young Cora.