Sure, it was created by Tron: Legacy miscreants Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, but the director of the pilot is Mark Mylod and his record with TV is superb, so I’m looking forward to ABC’s new show, Once Upon a Time. It has been freshly announced for a series this Autumn, screening at 8pm on Sunday nights.
Here’s a trailer for the show, and you’ll see pretty quickly that the production values seem to be pretty high.
The official blurb for the series fills in a few more blanks:
And they all lived happily ever after – or so everyone was led to believe. Emma Swan knows how to take care of herself. She’s a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who’s been on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby.
But when the son she gave up years ago finds her, everything starts to change. Henry is now 10 years old and in desperate need of Emma’s help. He believes that Emma actually comes from an alternate world and is Snow White and Prince Charming’s missing daughter.
According to his book of fairytales, they sent her away to protect her from the Evil Queen’s curse, which trapped the fairytale world forever, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world. Of course Emma doesn’t believe a word, but when she brings Henry back to Storybrooke, she finds herself drawn to this unusual boy and his strange New England town.
Concerned for Henry, she decides to stay for a while, but she soon suspects that Storybrooke is more than it seems. It’s a place where magic has been forgotten, but is still powerfully close… where fairytale characters are alive, even though they don’t remember who they once were. The epic battle for the future of all worlds is beginning, but for good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell.