‘Once Upon a Time’ season 2: Boss explains Captain Hook, Lancelot’s place

There is really so much to be excited about at the moment when it comes to the launch of “Once Upon a Time” season 2 Sunday night. However, aren’t there still worthy questions just when it comes to some of the decisions being made? Certainly. While there has been some great excitement about the casting of such characters as Lancelot (Sinqua Walls) and Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), there are not people who fit the mold of being a “fairy tale” in traditional sense. Rather, they are more characters from just the worlds of epic fiction and history.

So why the change in the formula? If you actually listen to what co-showrunner Edward Kitsis says per Entertainment Weekly, it will help you to understand that there never fully was that much of a formula at all:

“Go back and look at the pilot when you see Henry’s book and the book flips [through the pages of illustrations from different stories]. Also the episode with the Mad Hatter when you see all the doors [to other worlds]. If you Tivo-pause those doors there are some that look different than what you might think.”

The truth of the matter here is that there really are only so many fairy tale characters that viewers would get genuinely excited about, and you do not want to use all of them up within the confines of just one season. “Once Upon a Time” is a show with aspirations of lasting for several years (possibly as many as Kitsis’ former show in “Lost,” which ran for six seasons), and with that in mind, you have to pull characters from other lore that will excite people. Plus, it’s not as though producers are putting in here characters that once existed in real life.

Do you have any problem at all with the show extending beyond just the fairy tale universe?

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