It feels like fans have been waiting forever for “Once Upon a Time” season 4, but the premiere date will arrive soon. In the meantime, co-executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about the new season. Published on Sept. 18, some of the topics discussed include the characters, the timeline, “Frozen” and the relationships.
Here is an interesting tidbit that was revealed in the interview. Even though viewers know all about the Disney film “Frozen,” the Storybrooke characters will not. This is because the series is currently around early 2013 since the show started in October 2011. Back in early 2013, the “Frozen” trailer had not even been released yet, meaning that the characters will have no clue about the mythology.
As for whether the “Frozen” characters will have a twist to them in traditional “OUAT” style, it sounds like they won’t. Kitsis said that they feel that the “Frozen” characters are well-defined and they were inspired by the film, so they don’t feel the need to change the characters. He added,
“It’s much more about Anna — what we love about her is that she’s fearless and she never gives up on the people she loves. She has no problem going off into the middle of the storm to find her sister. What happens when a true believer like that gets in front of the devil himself, Rumplestiltskin, who sees the worst in everyone? What happens with these two kinds of characters? In fact, what happens when Elsa, who is somebody who wanted to run away, meets another character who loves to run away, Emma? It was really about keeping the characters exactly who they were in the movie but seeing how they would interact with other characters on Once Upon a Time and telling a new story.”
A few details were revealed about Elsa. For one, her character did not have a love interest in the film and they are going to keep true to that and not give her one in the series either. There is a much more important element to the story than Elsa having a boyfriend. Also, Elsa has never seen a car or anything else modern before. Now that she comes to Storybrooke, there are going to be a lot of scary things she will experience for the first time. Fans who have seen the film “Frozen” know exactly what happens when Elsa feels scared. The co-creators also made it clear that even though they are not interested in remixing the characters, they also don’t want it to be a “Frozen” sequel.
What do you think about what Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis revealed about “Once Upon a Time” season 4 and the “Frozen” cast? Mark your calendars because ABC premieres the fourth season on Sept. 28.