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In an interview with TVFanatic, Raphael teases what’s to come.
“What you can also expect is a remarkable parade of new characters. We've met Mulan [Jamie Chung] and Sleeping Beauty [Sarah Bolger]. Captain Hook [Colin O’Donoghue] is coming and I know about six more. It's a huge sort of expansion of the canvas of the Once Upon a Time family. I think if you like what you saw last year, you're going to be even doubly excited by the stories that are coming your way.”
Wow! Six new characters, aside from the ones we’ve already met and seen in the first two episodes, and aside from Captain Hook? We tried to figure out, based on spoilers and sneak peeks, which characters Raphael is talking about, and we think we’ve compiled a strong list: Lancelot (who we’ll meet in Season 2, Episode 3: “Lady of the Lake”, airing October 14), Rumplestiltskin’s (Robert Carlyle) wife Milah (Rachel Shelley), Anita (a sexy sorceress coming in Episode 7), Quinn (a warlock coming in Episode 7), the Giant (played by Jorge Garcia), and Jack.