Like other genres, American fantasy TV series have been very popular among viewers. One such example is Once Upon a Time on the ABC network. The credit for the creation of this show goes to Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. The duo has gained popularity behind the creation of the famous American drama television series – Lost.
If you are fond of watching fairy tales, then we must say Once Upon a Time should be on your prior list. Most of the characters and elements in this fantasy series have been inspired by popular folklore. Besides this, some of the events, story plots, and even characters have been taken from the Disney universe.
The story of Once Upon a Time takes place in the imaginary town of Storybrooke, Maine. But in the last seventh season, it moved to another imaginary city in Seattle. By watching this American fantasy series, you will come to know that it is interlaced with the fictional and real-world, interconnecting both the world.
Some popular characters like Snow White and Prince Charming will make their comeback in this American fantasy series. There is a titular character of Alice in Wonderland in the spin-off series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland on ABC network. So far Once Upon a Time has streamed a total of 7 seasons. Now the curiosity is whether the fantasy series would come back with its eighth season. Let us find out in this article.
|TV Series:||Once Upon a Time|
|Genre:||Fantasy, adventure & drama|
|Created by:||Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz|
|Star cast:||Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, and others|
|Place Of Origin:||United States|
|Number of seasons:||7|
|Number of episodes:||155|
As has been mentioned above, Once Upon a Time features characters that you have been familiar with. No Disney fan can forget the stories of Prince Charming, Snow White, Red Riding Hood, and Evil Queen. Where most of the fairy tales end up on a happier note, Once Upon a Time does not follow the same pattern, and has a tragic end.
The story plot of this American fantasy series begins with the wedding ceremony of handsome-looking Prince Charming and beautiful princess Snow White. Everyone present in the ceremony was having a good time, until the arrival of the Evil Queen that became spoilsport in the joyful wedding moment. She announces her curse on everyone around here. Seeing others in trouble would bring a forever happy ending for her.
The curse of the Evil Queen comes true, inflicting everyone with amnesia. Her evil spell makes all get transferred to Storybrooke, a fictional town in Maine. Now comes the present time story plot which begins with Emma Swan. On the occasion of her twenty-eighth birthday, she meets Henry, her son, the one who was being given for adoption long ago. Emma’s meeting with Henry brings a new twist to her life. According to her son’s belief, fairy tales still exist in Storybrooke.
Besides this, Henry also believes that Snow White is the mother of Emma, and father of Prince Charming. To keep her protected from the evil spell of the Evil Queen, her parents sent her away from the bewitched forest. Initially, Emma does not agree with what Henry reveals to her, but finally, after much insistence, she heads for Storybrooke.
Emma becomes Sheriff
There she takes up the job of a Sheriff in Storybrooke town and very soon comes to know about many secrets that lie in the city. Everyone has been there for twenty-eight years without getting older and is not aware of it. Being inflicted with amnesia, everyone recognizes only the Evil Queen, who is now known by another name – Regina Mills. She is the one who adopted Henry.
Now all hope to pierce the evil spell that dwells upon Emma. And with it, she can bring back memories of everyone. Now the time has come when Emma needs to realize the exact purpose for which she was being sent away from the enchanted forest by her parents. Emma has to combat the Evil Queen in the battle of both worlds. Her son Henry will be on her side to help her mother in saving the world from the evil clutches of the Evil Queen.
About the main star cast of Once Upon a Time
Jennifer Morrison plays the protagonist Emma Swan in the American fantasy-drama series Once Upon a Time. She is helped by her son Henry in saving the world while combating Evil Queen Regina Mills. Henry is her son whom she had abandoned at the time of his birth. Initially, she does not believe the fairy tale but later agrees to visit the town of Storybrooke.
Born in 1979 on 12th April, Jennifer is a talented American actress who apart from acting, is also proficient in other skills – production and direction. She had been a child model also. There is a long list of films in which she has acted. Some of the few to name are Intersection, Urban Legends: Final Cut, 100 Women, Surviving Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Smith (as Jade), Star Trek, Assassination Nation, Batman Hush, and Bombshell.
Other than films, Jennifer has also shown her acting prowess in much other television series including The Chronicle, The Murder of Princess Diana, How I Met Your Mother, and This is Us. She even did a voice role for the character of Wasp in The Super Hero Squad Show.
Lana Parilla plays the antagonist character, the Evil Queen Regina in Once Upon a Time. She is an American actress born in 1977 on 15th July. Lana has appeared in films like Very Mean Men, Frozen Stars, The Tax Collector, and television series including Grown-Ups, The Shield, Lost, Windfall, Covert Affairs, and the latest one Why Women Kill.
Will there be a season 8 of Once Upon a Time?
The premiere of the American fantasy-adventure-drama show Once Upon a Time came four years ago on 6th October on ABC network. The series did make a good start and impressed the viewers due to its portrayal of the fictional and present-day world. But the rating dipped in the following seasons, and the makers finally had to cancel the show after season 7. Hence, the 8th season of Once Upon a Time is officially canceled.