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ONCE UPON A TIME Finds Ariel’s Prince Eric

Yesterday it was reported that Once Upon a Time had cast its Prince Eric for Ariel. The role was won by Gil McKinney (Supernatural, Friday Night Lights). Gil has just finished a guest appearance on Perception, which airs on TNT, according to Huff Po. I have to wonder if, since we are going to be getting the Little Mermaid’s story ... Read More »

ONCE UPON A TIME: First Look at Tinker Bell

We’ll meet Tinker Bell in the third episode of Once Upon a Time this season, but TV Guide gives us our first look at Rose McIver as the “mischievous” fairy. (And yes, they’re spelling it Tinker Bell, not Tinkerbell.) Executive Producer Edward Kitsis tells the mag that “Our Tink is very strong, a lot of fun and not afraid to go ... Read More »

ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND: First Photos

ABC has released the first photos from the premiere episode of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, the spinoff series from the creators of Once Upon a Time. The official synopsis: In Victorian England, young and beautiful Alice (Sophie Lowe) tells an impossible tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. An ... Read More »

EMERALD CITY: Game of Thrones-like Oz Series For NBC

L. Frank Baum’s world of Oz is certainly inspiring a lot of Hollywood projects. In recent weeks has come word of CBS’s medical drama, Dorothy, which is somehow going to utilize characters and themes from Baum’s world; Syfy has the Timur Bekmambetov-directed miniseries Warriors of Oz, described as a fantasy-action retelling of those stories. And now, according to Deadline, NBC ... Read More »

GRIMM: Alexis Denisof Joins Season 3 for Recurring Role

Alexis Denisof will reunite with his Angel boss David Greenwalt for a recurring role on Grimm‘s upcoming third season. According to TVLine, Denisof will appear in a multi-episode arc as Viktor, ” the cunning first cousin to James Frain’s Renard.” The Renard gene pool certainly does produce some attractive, if morally questionable, men! Grimm returns to NBC on October 25. Read More »

BEAUTY & THE BEAST: Official Synopsis for Season 2

The CW has released the official synopsis for the second season of Beauty & the Beast, premiering Monday, October 7: Detective Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk), shaken to the core over the fact that everything she thought she knew about her life has been a lie, is determined to get answers to the secrets that have been revealed about her family. ... Read More »

Watering Down Fairy Tale Villains

With the thirst for more fairy tale stories to be made into movies and television shows the creators of these projects are challenged to tell a complete story with potential ‘legs’. In other words, making the story last for 20+ episodes in multiple seasons or multiple movie sequels. Just how do you do that without turning a beloved story into ... Read More »

ONCE UPON A TIME: Joanna Garcia Swisher is Ariel!

Why does great casting news keep breaking on Friday afternoons? This week it’s Joanna Garcia Swisher making my day with the news that she’s been cast as Ariel in Once Upon a Time. TV Guide Magazine broke the news that one of my favorite redheads snagged the much-buzzed-about role for season 3. Ariel will surface in episode 6, titled “Ariel”, ... Read More »

500 New Fairy Tales Rediscovered in Germany

Just in case you thought the current spotlight on fairy tales in popular culture was at it’s peak, a wealth of new material is being made available to those of us who love the genre. UK newspaper The Guardian reported last year that 500 new fairy tales have been rediscovered in a collection in a German archive. Locked away for ... Read More »

ONCE UPON A TIME: Season 2 Blu-ray Review

Once Upon a Time: The Complete Second Season arrives on DVD and Blu-ray today, and it’s a must-have for any fan of the show. I received a review copy of the Blu-ray version last week, and spent several hours happily perusing the bonus features and rewatching some of the episodes. I don’t subscribe to HDTV, so watching the episodes on ... Read More »