Fall TV Preview

Once Upon a Time Exclusive First Look: Dark Neverland Sets Stage for Season 3 Cast Photo

There be dark times ahead on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, as Season 3 sets course for Neverland — and TVLine has your exclusive first look at the mood-setting cast photo.

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Surveying the fantastical drama’s coming adventure — and the assorted interpersonal dynamics it promises to explore, as Emma, her parents Mary Margaret and David, Regina, Rumplestiltskin and Hook face off with Peter Pan — series cocreator Eddy Kitsis told TVLine, “We’re really excited about all of it. One of the things we love most is just having the group be together. It’s fun seeing this trek with all of them.”

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Scoring a spot in the Season 3 cast photo — CLICK TO ZOOM — are Emilie de Ravin, Robert Carlyle, Josh Dallas, new series regular Michael Raymond-James, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jared S. Gilmore, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla and Colin O’Donoghue.
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Comments (75)

  • loool emma as a pink barbie doll :)) that is so NOT her :))

    that guy between snow and charming, is he supposed to be neal ? doesn’t really look like him.

    Comment by bluefairy – September 12, 2013 01:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, Emma doesn’t look too happy to be modeling that prom dress, does she?

      Comment by Alia – September 12, 2013 01:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Her mom’s old dress from her friend’s wedding. I feel like I’ve had that scenario. Awkward!

        Comment by courts – September 12, 2013 01:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • It actually is the exact same dress that Snow wore in the Season 2 cast photos. I think Snow wore it better (where are the Fashion Police??)

          Comment by allison s – September 12, 2013 02:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Yeah, it is the same dress. Which was originally seen in episode 1×04 The Price of Magic at Ella and Thomas’ wedding

            Comment by courts – September 13, 2013 06:05 AM PDT  
  • The group shot is okay. Not a fan of the individual ones.

    Comment by DB – September 12, 2013 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Laughed out loud on the Emma pic.

    Comment by Christina – September 12, 2013 01:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Regina looks like she just left Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

      Comment by JCK – September 12, 2013 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What LOST would have looked like if Oceanic 815 had been a bunch of people on the way to RenFair…

    Comment by Alice – September 12, 2013 01:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ha! Accurate, including the handful of spoilsports who don’t dress up for Ren Fair. (I’m lookin’ at you, Emma, Neal and Henry!)

      Comment by Alia – September 12, 2013 01:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This comment earns you 750 TVLine Power User Points (currently of no redeemable value).

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – September 12, 2013 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LMAO. i just scream laughed in my office. you win

      Comment by Kat – September 12, 2013 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You win 1 internet…LMAO!

      Comment by Kwapple – September 12, 2013 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This times a million.

      Comment by Jess – September 12, 2013 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly what I thought!

      It does make one wonder how much money they spent to get all those trees inside a studio, and are they keeping them for the rest of the Neverland shoot. Surely there are some part of Canada can pass for “in the middle of nowhere” island look. Arrow has been doing it all last season, looking like crap yes but still better than indoor palm trees.

      Comment by Izzy – September 12, 2013 05:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Season Two photos were much better. On the other hand, I LOVE the new cast and group photos for Revenge!!

    Comment by iMember – September 12, 2013 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Link, please? :)

      Comment by SJ – September 12, 2013 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Gabriel Mann’s photo is to die for! Ther’re really beautiful photos, and I love the symbolism in the cast group photo with the many broken chandeliers.

        Comment by iMember – September 12, 2013 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow the individual pictures are terrible, particularly Emma. Belle is the only one with a decent shot.

    Comment by A – September 12, 2013 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can we talk about the fact that Neal appears sans scarf!! What have those savage Neverland fiends done to him???

    Comment by Alice – September 12, 2013 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THAT’s why he looks so different! I hope he’s not suffering from some sort of neck-specific hypothermia.

      Comment by Alia – September 12, 2013 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, Lana looks almost unrecognizable in that group photo.

    Comment by SJ – September 12, 2013 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Overdid it a bit with the blur on Hook’s individual portrait. And Emma’s dress is really screaming bad prom dress.

    Comment by Joey – September 12, 2013 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t understand why Emma is even wearing a dress. Everyone who watches the show knows that’s so not true to who she is. Hooks legs look really weird in his individual picture.

      Comment by DB – September 12, 2013 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • So just cause she’s a tough chick means she can’t/dosent have a sexy,feminine, beautiful,softer, ect side?

        Comment by Brandy – September 12, 2013 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Emma is already all of those things without putting her in an unflattering dress that she looks uncomfortable in.

          Comment by A – September 12, 2013 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • ^this

            Comment by Jennifer – September 12, 2013 05:30 PM PDT  
          • Although I think the point actually WAS to make her look uncomfortable, doing that to your heroine is not exactly stellar marketing.

            Comment by Jennifer – September 12, 2013 05:41 PM PDT  
  • omg, these are so horrible… They should hire fans to do the promos. I can’t believe this.

    Comment by Andrija Petkeviciute (@POKKKERMAPSZD) – September 12, 2013 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Henry’s bright red kicks stick out. Wonder if that’s for a reason.

    Comment by stacy – September 12, 2013 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • At least they’re admitting they’re stealing from Lost with that group photo? But WOW, the individuals are SPECTACULARLY bad. WOW.

    Comment by courts – September 12, 2013 01:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The promo pics of the past season were amazing, This are looking very poorly, and unprofesional. Emma is wearing Snow’s dress of the past promotional pics? Really?.

    Comment by Ljcari – September 12, 2013 01:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Okay… Can we get whoever was in charge of Scandal and Revenge’s photoshoots to handle Castle and OUAT’s photoshoots next time? That’d be swell.

    Comment by Just one thing – September 12, 2013 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This! Hahaha

      Comment by iMember – September 12, 2013 02:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What if I told you they are all the work of the same photographer (Bob D’Amico)?

      Comment by Jonathan – September 13, 2013 01:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yeah, I know it’s the same photographer. But I’m assuming he works with someone or someones to determine style, tone and overall look of the photoshoots. And I’m assuming he’s also not the one to do post work on the photos. (Though I could totally be wrong on that.)
        .
        Regardless of the photographer, there’s a clear distinction in quality between Scandal/Revenge and Castle/OUAT. And while I feel really, really badly for whichever individuals worked on the images (particularly the ones who’ve been reamed over the internet over OUAT), it seriously looks like the network/studio spent more money, time and expertise on the Scandal and Revenge photos than they did on Castle and OUAT.
        .
        It could have been due to schedule constraints or lack of vision, but either way, the end result is the same. Compare these photos to CBS’ owned shows or shows on Fox and even NBC, and there’s a vastly different look.

        Comment by Just one thing – September 17, 2013 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The group shot is good…but those individual photos look like they were done by someone who’s still learning Photoshop. When I first saw them, I thought they were fanart…I kind of wish they were…

    Comment by Kara – September 12, 2013 02:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That is an insult to fanart because I have seen some that is spectacular- 1000x better than these.

      Comment by Jennifer – September 12, 2013 05:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Doesn’t it feel like several people are missing? I don’t even know who, it just does…

    Comment by Brandy – September 12, 2013 02:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Previous main characters like Archie and Ruby who were abandoned?

      Comment by courts – September 12, 2013 02:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It could be worse…FOX used the same Bones photo shoot 3 seasons in a row. At least a half-a***d effort was made (insert gold star here)

    Comment by Kwapple – September 12, 2013 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ummm… has anyone noticed that Emma is in the EXACT same dress that Snow was wearing in the Season 2 cast photos?

    Comment by allison s – September 12, 2013 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s like every year they want Emma to wear something of her parents’. At least last year’s was appropriately badass, unless Emma is going to accept the princess side of her this year.

      Comment by Lysh – September 12, 2013 04:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Right? Charming’s armour from 1×06, this time Snow’s dress from 1×04

        Comment by courts – September 13, 2013 06:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Finally the main cast promoted equally.
    Thanks for the pics!

    Comment by pasle (@paslefairy) – September 12, 2013 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking at this is giving me acid flashbacks to Lost. I don’t see a way in which any part of this upcoming season won’t remind me of it! Looking forward to it even more now.

    Comment by Dizzle – September 12, 2013 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Um, are these final?

    Because these are some bad Photoshops.

    Comment by Kalee – September 12, 2013 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • lol this is soooooooooo baaaaaaaaad. I hope abc fire whoever made these and demand thier money back

    Comment by lee – September 12, 2013 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m having horrible flashbacks to the S2 poster of Emma in Storybrooke. Death by bad Photoshop job.

    Comment by Kevin H. – September 12, 2013 02:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They’re letting the interns photoshop the promo pics again. It can only mean one thing: they blew the budget on the smoke monster.

    Comment by Harriet – September 12, 2013 02:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I lke Emma and Snos pics especially but like them all,though the blurry thing is bad.

    Comment by Brandy – September 12, 2013 03:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like the group photo, but the individual ones look like some very poor photoshopping went on…

    Sadly, the group photo also highlights the amount of males suddenly in the main cast. S1 was unusual because this was a show focused mainly on its female leads. And yet now there are more men that women in the main cast. Disappointing.

    Comment by Aly – September 12, 2013 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Huh? There are 4 men and 4 women in the photo. And Henry. Season 1′s promo photo had…3 men and 3 women. And Henry. What are you talking about?

      Comment by Alice – September 12, 2013 04:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The season 1 promo pic with them in the forest had 5 women (Snow, Regina, Emma, Ruby, Belle) and 2 men (Charming, Rumple). Occasionally there was a pic with Henry and sometimes Archie. The season 2 pic had 5 women (Snow, Regina, Emma, Belle, Ruby) and three ‘males’ (Charming, Henry and Rumple). Now there are 5 males (inc. Henry…it isn’t like he’s Henrietta now, is it) and 4 women, meaning more males than females. A regular female character (Ruby) was lost and two male regulars gained (Neal and Hook). Plus s1 and even s2 had a very clear focus on Snow’s storyline, with Regina and Emma. Neverland by the sounds of it will have a focus on male characters (rescuing Henry, who is apparently a ‘super special child’, Peter Pan, the Lost Boys, Hook having ties to Neverland, Robin Hood, *vague spoiler!* someone’s dad…) as opposed to females (so far Tinkerbell and Ariel…although we also have an Eric to go with Ariel).

        Comment by Aly – September 12, 2013 04:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • That season 1 promo pic you’re talking about is a season 2 promo pic. Ruby and Belle were not series regular in S1, while Archie was, so he would have been in the poster. You’re thinking of a season 2 Comic Con poster.

          Comment by Serena (@_serenachan) – September 13, 2013 03:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • These Neverland pics could of been so good… but i dont know

    But glad to see Hook in the red vest :D

    Comment by Len84 – September 12, 2013 03:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I enlarged the group photo and that REALLY doesn’t look like Regina to me. And where are the individual photos? I didn’t see a link.

    Comment by Kim – September 12, 2013 03:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I also can’t see the individual photos. Where’d they go?

    Comment by Meghan – September 12, 2013 04:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What happened to the individual pictures? I looked earlier at them on my phone and came back to see bigger and they’re mysteriously gone?

    Comment by Jeff – September 12, 2013 04:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think ABC took them down, so TV Line took them down. They’re still all over Tumblr though.

      Comment by Lysh – September 12, 2013 05:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I want to know what witchery moon in Neverland so clearly illuminates their faces AND casts shadows that fall in front of them.

    Comment by Alice – September 12, 2013 04:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There be dark times ahead for whoever green-lit those photos.

    Comment by Jennifer – September 12, 2013 04:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I watched almost the entire season of OUAT, but it just got too complicated for me to follow. I enjoyed all the actors, just couldn’t get into it for about the last three episodes.

    Comment by Elena – September 12, 2013 06:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What happens to the individual shots? I saw them on my mobile and now they are gone when got on my desktop. Are they really so awful that ABC yank them already?

    Comment by Hera – September 12, 2013 06:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh man, at first I was confused (Emma’s not wearing a dress?) but I had to google the individual shots and they’re awful! The obvious backdrop makes it look like they’re getting their picture taken for a school yearbook. Most of them look blurry and unfocused (poor Hook got beaten to death with the blur tool). They need to burn these.

    Comment by Chris – September 12, 2013 07:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Please give me a link to these individual photos.

      Comment by Rebecca – September 12, 2013 07:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You can find them on SpoilerTV.

        Comment by Lysh – September 12, 2013 08:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is it me or is Snow White missing a leg on this group photo?

    Comment by ines – September 12, 2013 11:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I see two feet. It’s you. lol

      Comment by Michie M – September 12, 2013 11:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • These are the worst promo photos I’ve ever seen for any tv show. Is that Lana Parrilla? Is she dressed as the EQ or Ursula?! I just don’t know. It actually looks like a bad, really bad, prom photo. I’m glad ABC yanked them, hopefully we will get a do-over. Something deserving of the show, the actors and fans.Tumblr people have already improved on many of them, talk about a talent pool. These are HORRID!

    Comment by Michie M – September 12, 2013 11:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh, wow. After exquisite S1, plotlines, character development and general quality of writing was horrid last year – but at least promo shots were great. So what can we expect this year now, after these amateur, blurry shots – that look like someone’s been pinching pennies on budget?

    Comment by Marko – September 13, 2013 11:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The bad photoshoping is hurting my eyes.

    Comment by Sophonisbe – September 13, 2013 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ABC pulled the individual ones because of how bad they where. lolol

    Comment by ggny – September 13, 2013 03:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No RED, no me

    hate neverland too

    Comment by KJ – September 14, 2013 01:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • In the first season they heavily promoted it with Jennifer Morrison as the lead actor. Now it seems the focus has shifted to the other cast members, especially towards Ginnifer.

    Comment by Adiel Ghafoerkhan – September 15, 2013 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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