WonderCon 2012 – Panel Questions
Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz offer a delightful treat to the avid Once Upon a Time fans by participating in a Q&A session. During the Q&A, some OMG spoilers were released.
The producers exposed that The Huntsman would return in the season finale! Eddy joked by warning how handsome he has grown since the murder of Sheriff Graham took place. Kitsis went on to say what an amazing actor Jamie Dornan is and how exciting it will be to see The Huntsman return in the finale.
The crowd started cheering at the event for some time after the news (Omg, I am right now!)
Eddy & Adam, the former LOST writers, also told the crowd they have strategically inserted some amazing Easter eggs throughout the series. They are going to continue to slip in these delightful treats to keep fans on their toes. The next LOST referenced was hinted by Eddy telling us to, “look up in the air” for the upcoming episode.
If this was not exciting enough, the producers told a few new characters we could expect to see for season two:
Going beyond this season, we also learn who Dr. Whale is. They expect this to be a big “a-ha moment.”
Not to make any assumptions, but we have heard them say this once before when we questioned who Henry’s father is. Could it be? What do you think?
How do the producers keep everything organized with so many storylines and characters involved?
Eddy said it is not simple. In the writer’s room, there is a timeline that continuously gets added and basically they are building a bible.
Are there any obstacles of having Emma as the “savior,” especially when the audience knows Henry is correct about the book?
Eddy responded with it is a challenge. This also leaves the audience to wonder how Emma could not believe. It makes things difficult, but it should be that way.
Adam said if she believed right away, then the audience would scream foul. It is a lot to take in and absorb. Emma’s journey has to show the audience it is going to a big one.
Eddy continued to say it has to be a big one for us as well.
There has been amazing guest stars – Alan Dale, Giancarlo Esposito and Richard Schiff. When developing these characters, are these actors in mind for the role already?
Eddy said yeah, a perfect example is Regina’s mother that is coming up soon. Barbara Hershey is playing this role. Giancarlo, him and Adam loved from Breaking Bad. Alan Dale and Emilie we already had a relationship with because of LOST. So often, the guest stars come to mind immediately. We almost scream at moments like OMG! This person would be perfect for this character!
Adam mentioned how the entire process is completely collaborative. The process is developing the character, what the talent can bring and character experience for the audience. In the end, you just hope that the final piece is more than expected.
So where does this leave us for Once Upon a Time, season two? Adam said,
“Our feeling is there’s a reason these stories have been told in so many different ways, in so many different cultures and in so many different times. There is something about them that is magical, that just touches us all. We’re just trying to tell our own versions.”