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Fairytale drama 'Once Upon a Time' returns with Season 4 in Sept.

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08-01-2014 00:37 BJT

The fairytale drama Once Upon a Time returned to Comic Con this year, and fans were treated to special announcements, including exclusive first-look scenes from the season-four premiere.

"Once Upon a Time" takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are characters from various fairy tales transported to the "real world" town and robbed of their memories by a powerful curse.

In the fourth season unfolds, some of the characters live in New York. And to some die hard fans of the show, last season’s finale was a real shocker as the two leads, Emma, played by Jennifer Morrison, and Captain Hook, took their relationship to the next level.

"Emma asks how Hook was able to get back to her and he said that he basically gave up his ship to be able to open a portal to get back to her and she realizes that that was a huge sacrifice and it’s one the first moments she starts to believe it maybe it's okay for her to be vulnerable with him and so they really had their – even though they had kiss just once before this is really their first true kiss in a sense that they were both vulnerable and they were both making a choice to actually be connected in that moment," Morrison said.

The fairytale drama "Once Upon a Time" has returned to the convention this year, and fans were treated to special announcements - including exclusive first-look scenes from the season-four premiere.

The fairytale drama "Once Upon a Time" has returned to the convention this year, and fans were treated to special announcements - including exclusive first-look scenes from the season-four premiere.

As sizzling as the kiss had been, the road to it hadn’t been all romance, but after having such incredible adventures together, these two star-crossed lovers are no longer ships passing in the night.

"I think it’s like a real kiss and so to be interesting to see where they go. I know that it's going be complicated. It’s not going to be easy for either of them but who knows where it will go?" said Colin O'Donoghue, who plays Captain Hook.

Once Upon A Time has identified what Disney fans have always known — female antagonists, whether they be witches or evil queens or sea creatures — are almost always more fun. And to actress Lana Parilla, playing the Evil Queen is quite enjoyable.

The fairytale drama "Once Upon a Time" has returned to the convention this year, and fans were treated to special announcements - including exclusive first-look scenes from the season-four premiere.

The fairytale drama "Once Upon a Time" has returned to the convention this year, and fans were treated to special announcements - including exclusive first-look scenes from the season-four premiere.

"Oh, it’s fun. I’ve always had like a childlike imagination. I do. It’s something I like to practice and something I'd like to - I love children so I feel like it's always been in me. I think we humanize these characters in ways that we've never seen before, and that to me is the most fun, to play the real person, not a fantastical version of her," Parrilla said.

Once Upon a Time is the brainchild of Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, who helped form that other mythical world- Lost. Despite the comparisons, to them, Lost concerned itself with redemption, while Once Upon a Time is about "hope". Kitsis and Horowitz find pushing themselves helps the show grow.

With season four about to begin, actor Josh Dallas, who plays Prince Charming, revealed that the cast never sees the new scripts until a day, or even just a couple of hours, before the production.

"No, I never see it coming. I never see things that come in the episode coming, so Eddie and Adam are always surprising all of us. Every script — every script is surprising," he said.

Dallas’s real life wife Ginnifer Goodwin plays his on-screen love interest on the show, and they just welcomed their first baby. With Ginnifer absent at Comic Con this year, Dallas admitted that it is nice to separate life from work.

It was also revealed at Comic Con that season four will include the characters from the hit movie Frozen.

"Part of the fun is having them experience it when they, when they read scripts but, you know, we’re really collaborative with our actors because they really — they’re the guardians of their characters, so we always trying to tell them here’s what we’re thinking this year, and we talk a lot about it," Kitsis said.

Once Upon A Time returns for its fourth season this September.

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