On September 23 The Boston Herald revealed major spoilers about the fairytale drama “Once Upon a Time,” which will begins its highly anticipated fourth season in a few days. Several characters from the popular Disney animated adventure “Frozen” will be coming to Storybrooke and causing trouble for the residents. That storyline is expected to cover the first half of the season and set up the story for the second half. The premiere episode, entitled “A Tale of Two Sisters,” will debut on Sunday, September 28 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Actor Scott Michael Foster, who will portray the role of Kristoff, recently revealed new details about the first new episodes. The series has always taken well known stories and put a new spin on them, and the new characters will be no different. The series picks up immediately after the events of the movie, with Hans being shipped off to his twelve brothers while Arendelle prepares for a royal wedding.
Hans will be played by Tyler Jacob Moore, who mentioned that his brothers “won’t be too happy with him and what he’s done,” so his background will be explored some including why he became the villain. Those scenes will most likely take place in the Enchanted Forest or possibly in flashbacks depending on the time frame. Moore revealed that he was anti-Hans after seeing the film, but realized there is a depth to the character that can be explored on the series.
Elsa, played by actress Georgina Haig, arrived in Storybrooke thanks to a bottle of blue goo during the season three finale. The first episode will explore who the other characters like Anna (Elizabeth Lail) and Kristoff will arrive in Storybrooke, as well as dive into the relationships the characters have. Elsa will give Anna a special wedding gift from their parents, who were tragically killed early in the film.
Several others characters from the film that will appear on the show include Sven, Kristoff’s reindeer, and Grand Pabbie the Troll King. The fan favorite snowman Olaf will not be appearing on the series, according to series co-creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. Actress Elizabeth Mitchell has also been cast in a mysterious role that is believed to be related to Anna and Elsa, and one theory is that she will play the Snow Queen.
On September 23 Wetpaint Entertainment talked to Scott Michael Foster about what fans can expect from the new characters, and he revealed fans will not be disappointed. He mentioned that all the characters are “such great actors” and the fans are really going to like how close the characters are to the film versions. Elizabeth Lail, who plays Anna, seems to have had her voice matched to actress Kristen Bell, who voiced Anna for the film.
The Elsa and Anna story is beloved among fans and was the central theme of the film, which the series will explore while planning Ann and Kristoff’s wedding. The characters are expected to appear in at least eight episodes of the new season, which will occupy the residents of Storybrooke for the first half of the season. It will be interesting to see how the new characters mesh with the complicated world of Storybrooke and the plot lines that are already in place with magic.