ABC wraps up its roll-out of new fall shows this Sunday at 8/7c with the premiere of Once Upon a Time, a fun and fantastical drama that raises the question: What if fairy tale characters were banished to a real-world existence, with no idea of their true identities? And what if a pretty bail bondsperson from Boston held the secret to giving them back their “happy endings”?
If you find that a lot to swallow, know that you are in good, skeptical company. In this exclusive clip from the show’s debut, a young lad named Henry (Mad Men‘s Jared Gilmore) explains to a disbelieving Emma Swan (aka the aforementioned bail bondswoman) the curse placed on the residents of Storybrooke, Maine.
P.S. In addition to an appearance by Jiminy Cricket (Prison Break‘s Raphael Sbarge), this scene also features one of the pilot’s many Lost shout-outs. Once after all was co-created by Lost scribes Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.
Press PLAY below, then tell us if you plan to give Once Upon a Time a once-over this Sunday. Guest stars on tap for Season 1 include Emma Caulfield (Buffy) as the blind witch from Hansel and Gretel lore, Jessy Schram (Falling Skies) as Cinderella, Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) as the Evil Queen’s magic mirror, Alan Dale (Lost) as Prince Charming’s father, Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood) as evil sorceress Maleficent, Alias‘ David Anders as a doctor, and Deadwood‘s Brad Dourif.