AN EPIC BATTLE FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR WORLD AND
THE FAIRYTALE WORLD BEGINS, ON ABC'S "ONCE UPON A TIME"
"Pilot" -- Emma Swan knows how to take care of herself, a bail bondsperson who's been on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby. But when Henry -- the son she gave up years ago -- finds her, all that changes. Henry, now 10, is in desperate need of Emma's help. He believes Emma comes from an alternate world and is the missing daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming who was sent away, according to his book of fairytales, to protect her from the Evil Queen's curse. That curse has trapped the characters of fairytale world, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world.
Not believing a word of this, Emma brings Henry back to his strange New England town, Storybrooke. She decides to stay for a while, but soon comes to realize that Storybrooke is more than it seems, a place where magic has been forgotten but is still powerfully close, where fairytale characters are alive but don't remember who they once were, and where the Evil Queen, Regina, is now Henry's foster mother. "Once Upon a Time" airs SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 10/23/11)
"Once Upon a Time" stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Jared Gilmore as Henry Mills, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/John Doe and Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper.
Guest starring in "Pilot" are Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham, Lee Arenberg as Grumpy/Leroy, David-Paul Grove as Doc, Peter Bryant as jailer, Tony Amendola as Geppetto/Marco, Meghan Ory as Ruby/Red Riding Hood, Warren Christie as Ryan, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Darren Dolynski as nervous guard, Keith Dallas as cabbie, Tom Pickett as bishop, Darla Fay as old woman, James Bamford as Black Knight and Keegan Connor Tracy as Blue Fairy.
"Pilot" was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by Mark Mylod.
"Once Upon a Time" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L,V parental guideline.
For more information on "Once Upon a Time," visit ABC.com