The bosses of ABC hit show Once Upon a Time have finally given fans a little more to chew on with regards to the upcoming fourth season of the show and they think we’ll be pleasantly surprised with how the Frozen storyline is incorporated for the first half of the season.
The Hollywood Reporter got show co-creators and executive producers Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis to spill some pretty juicy details about the direction of new season of the show.
As far as what fans can expect from the Queen of Arendelle when she first arrives in Storybrooke Kitsis reveals, “I think she’s a stranger in a strange land. Elsa is from Arendelle, and she’s never seen a car before. We know that when Elsa gets frightened, ice spikes appear — so imagine when she sees this world for the first time.”
It also appears that both sisters will have interesting interactions with our favorite Once cast members. “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,” says Kitsis, “What happens when a true believer like that gets in front of the devil himself, Rumpelstiltskin, 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.”
For those of you who were worried about Frozen fever drowning out the overall tone of the show, Horowitz promises, ” What we’re trying to do is not make the show just the Frozen show. We want to tell this Frozen story, but as you’ll see, their story is going to relate to our core characters from Once Upon a Time.” Kitsis added, ” It was very important that it still [feels like it’s] Once Upon a Time. It’s not the Frozen sequel; it is the characters from Frozen coming to Once Upon a Time. So important stories like Rumpel and Belle, Hook and Emma, Regina and Robin Hood, Snow White and Charming and their baby — all those stories that we left last season are still very central to the storytelling of season four and will be explored further. Once fans can relax — we have no intentions of sidelining those stories for Frozen.”
Be sure to check out the rest of the interview at The Hollywood Reporter for more Once Upon a Time details!
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