‘Once Upon A Time’ Season 2 Premiere Images

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The world is about to become a much more magical place in season 2 of ABC’s hit storybook drama Once Upon a Time – but for those who think magic entering the real world is a good thing, remember just what kind of people wield it.

Last season saw Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) finally live up to her long-ignored destiny by shattering Queen Regina’s wicked cures that suppressed the true fairytale identities of the bewitched residents of Storybrook, Maine. Despite the restoration of their memories, things are still not golden for the little town that time forgot – in fact they might be worse.  Although they finally know who they really are, the mythical inhabitants are still unable to return to their enchanted homeworld, and are also stuck in their current fully-human forms.

According to series creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, regret and redemption will be a major theme for the season 2, most notably for Regina (Lana Parrilla). That is almost certainly easier said than done, as a lot of angry townsfolk might quickly turn into a full-on lynch-mob to repay the perceivably powerless Queen/Mayor Regina for her past and present crimes. Regina’s possible saving grace might be that bigger baddies are on the way – including her much more villainous mother Cora (Barbara Hershey) and Peter Pan’s dashing nemesis Captain James Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) – not to mention, the increasingly unstable Jefferson /Mad Hatter (Sebastian Stan) still on the loose.

Check out the new photos from the Once Upon a Time season 2 premiere titled ‘Broken’ – that shows the Evil Queen may need to find herself a new kingdom (click to enlarge):

Besides herself (and now the entire town), Queen Regina’s biggest enemy is Mr. Gold/ Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle). The two have been locked in a continuous battle of one-upmanship for years and it seems that she places the blame of losing her adopted son Henry (Jared Gilmore) squarely on Gold. Actress Lana Parrilla had this to say on her character’s ambitious new motives for the approaching season 2:

“[Regina is] an ‘unlucky soul’ with a good heart at her core, and I would love to see her redeemed at some point. I’m sure she’s going to use magic to find a way to get [Henry] back, whom she truly loves. And also probably destroy Mr. Gold.”

Considering the fairytale world fell to the wicked temptations of magic, it will be interesting to see how our world will endure what is shaping up to be a full-blown magic war, and which of our favorite characters will end up becoming casualties.

Catch the season 2 premiere of Once upon a Time September 30, 2012 @ 8 p.m. on ABC.

Source: TV Line

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  1. this is one of the few cleverly written shows from last season. lot’s of lost referenced thrown all around. if you’ve not seen it, season one is currently on netflix, and i recommend it. it is not as “dark and gritty/violent as NBC’s Grimm, but, imho, i think it’s a pretty good show and glad it survived for a 2nd season. also excited that it and Revenge (also currently on netflix) are premiering on the same night, along with 666 park avenue, which i will check out mainly because terry o’quinn is in it.

    • That’s interesting because I consider this one of the worst TV shows from last season. I believe that this to TV shows is what Twilight is to movies.

      • thats a tad harsh, but whatever, not everyone likes the same thing. i would say you are in the minority since it is a hit show with consistent ratings. i’m tired of all the “reality crap thats permeating the airwaves/cable lines, i.e., the kardashians, jersey shore, the real housewives of (insert city here), mob-wives, big ang (got to be the ugliest woman on tv!), long island medium…you get my point.
        give us your example of good tv.

        • Bank prefers Honey Boo-Boo

          • Oh God how I hate the stupid name

  2. also a plus, i didn’t realize Sebastian Stan was on this show.

  3. Yeah I definitely loved the first season, looking forward to find out what happens next in Storybrooke.

  4. I want Regina to DIE! Or to spend the rest of her life in prison. Hate, hate, hate, HATE the character!

  5. I love this show. I’ve always been a fan of fairy tales. Real fairy tales that is. Where we have people getting eaten and shoved in ovens and heads get chopped off. This show is sanitized a little but not to the degree that Disney and others have done.

    The idea of fairytale characters re-imagined in the real world is a good one and the story is complex and interesting. You never know what’s going to happen next with this show.

    • This show is an extension of Disney, as Disney owns the company that makes it. Thats why we have characters using their Disney names and not their original Grimms fairy tale names like Malicifent and Jiminy Cricket.

  6. I caught up with the show via Hulu this summer and was blown away by how good it is. I do wounder how if they rushed into the spell being broken. Now everybody knows and barring something crazy they can’t go back. That beings said, it will be interesting how they deal with it. Heck, they kept it interesting with Snow White and Prince Charming together/not together storyline all season.

  7. You people had me worried for a second, I thought I had missed the premiere until I read the article.

    Any way you could change the titles of your “previews” so they aren’t confused with actual reviews of shows that HAVE debuted? (like Revolution for instance has the same title but did already air)

  8. Regina was the perfect bad guy in the first season, so it will be interesting to see her be overshadowed by bigger evils this season. The villain a co-worker at DISH and I are particularly excited to see is Captain Hook. It will be exciting how the show alters his story and I am positive that Colin O’Donoghue will give the character depth. I am counting the seconds until I get to see the aftermath of the broken curse with my Hopper. I will definitely be using the Prime Time Anytime feature that lets me record up to six channels at once. This is amazing with the amount of shows I watch, plus I love that I get to watch shows commercial free. The great thing about this show is that it gives the villains layers; the fact that they aren’t entirely evil makes them even more fascinating to watch.

  9. I would of rather the spell lasted a little longer and Peter Pan and Captain Hook show up as father and son on the show lol

  10. Bah! I am so sick of seeing Dish get on here and promoting/trolling.