Once Upon a Time Season 3 Spoiler Roundup — Welcome to Neverland
Once Upon a Timehas already started filming Season 3, so it's only a matter of time — only a little over a month to be exact! — until we're reunited with our favorite fairy tale characters. To help you through the next few months, here’s a roundup of what we know about Season 3 so far.
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Two Distinct Acts. We can expect the show to be split into two distinct acts next season, each 11 episodes long. It will mean a longer winter hiatus, but no random weeks off in the spring. The spring premiere will be on March 9, 2014.
Neverland Drama. The Storybrooke crew will definitely be spending some time in Neverland come Season 3, which makes sense based on the Season 2 finale. Jennifer Morrison (Emma) said about the new locale: "I will be interested to see how we are all impacted by that new land. I think whenever we're in a place where everyone's relationships are impacted by their environment and it heightens the stakes for everyone, it becomes very interesting drama." Also, there will be mermaids! (Learn even more about Neverland here.)
The Henry Prophecy. We will learn more about the prophecy surrounding Henry and Rumple, and according to the showrunners, "The future, it’s never what you think. That doesn’t mean it’s not going to be terrible, but it’s never quite exactly what you think. What that prophecy actually means and how it’s going to play out is something [Rumple]'s going to find out the hard way."
Will Neal Be Back? Michael Raymond-James (Neal) has been promoted to a series regular, so we can expect to see a lot of him. As for Neal's story with his dad, Michael said to Zap2it on the likelihood of forgiving Rumple: “I don't think anything is too big [to overcome]. It's a story about family and love, I think that there isn't anything that's too big to overcome. Maybe I'm wrong, but I want to believe eventually, given the right amount of time and the right amount of effort, that all those things can be overcome."