When Once Upon a Time announced its spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, the biggest question was whether current characters would cross over to the new show. Though we saw The Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts in OUAT’s version of Wonderland, there has been no confirmation thus far that either will show up — at least not in the premiere.
However, the first episode of Wonderland starts in Storybrooke, and in turn, we’ll see at least two characters cross over to the new series. Who are the lucky residents? Surprisingly, someone we haven’t seen since Season 1 and a fan favorite!
According to the official Once Upon a Time in Wonderland premiere synopsis, “Down the Rabbit Hole,” Cinderella and Grumpy will appear in Episode 1! Though there isn’t a description of exactly when and where they will pop up, the press release notes that “guest starring are … Jessy Schram as Ashley Boyd/Cinderella and Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy.”
We’re excited to see Cinderella/Ashley again, who last appeared in Season 1, Episode 12 and sailed off into the sunset with fiancé Sean and their baby, Alexandra. Since then, portrayer Jessy Schram has been busy with her TNT show Falling Skies, so we doubt she’ll come back to OUAT anytime soon, but at least we’ll see a glimpse of her in Wonderland.
Grumpy, however, has been prominent on Once Upon a Time, so he’s basically doing double duty on both shows for the premiere. It remains to be seen how much Leroy will be featured in the first half of OUAT Season 3 since it focuses on Neverland instead of Storybrooke, but at least we’ll get our fix of the dwarfs’ leader in Wonderland.
Are you excited for Cinderella and Grumpy to be on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland? Sound off below, and catch the series premiere on Thursday, October 10 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.