ONCE UPON A TIME is changing up their storytelling method in Season 6!
Once Upon A Time is heading into its sixth season with a new plan for structuring their storylines– or rather, an old plan.
At ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, executive producer Adam Horowitz said the show will maintain “a 22-episode story as opposed to breaking it up into two [11-episode] halves” in its sixth season.
The sixth season will feature Sam Witwer as the villainous Mr. Hyde (of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde fame) and unlike the past three seasons of the show, which featured distinct villains in the first and second halves– he’s here to stay in a throwback to early seasons.
“It’s not going to be ‘Hyde comes to town, we fight with him for 10 episodes, and then in the winter finale he dies and we move on,’” said executive producer Edward Kitsis. “We are… going back to that Season 1 mentality of small-town stories and smaller arcs.”
In Season 5, things focused on Emma’s journey as “The Dark Swan” for the first half of the season and turned to the dark depths of The Underworld and the battle with Hades.
Once Upon A Time is set to return sometime this fall, though an exact date has not been announced.