Once Upon A Time will return to the air for Season 6 this fall, but there will be some changes in store for the fantasy drama.
For the first time since Once Upon A Time Season 2, the show will have a season-long arc that will span the full 22 episodes.
The past three seasons have opted for two arcs lasting half of each season.
This is no doubt down to the changes in the scheduling department over at ABC.
Split seasons are apparently on the out, so it makes sense to revert back to the old formula for the show.
Will this help the show return to the former glory of Once Upon A Time Season 1?
Many fans believe that the show has been on a downward spiral for quite some time now, so this might come as good news to some of them.
Telling stories over a longer arc can sometimes be better. A slow burn, followed by a huge pay off may just be what the show needs to get back on track.
The change in format was revealed at a panel for their upcoming Freeform show Dead of Summer.
“This season is going to be different from past because 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,” Kitsis said.
“We are changing around what we’re doing this year and going back to that season 1 mentality of small town stories and smaller arcs.”
There's a lot up in the air for the characters after the way Once Upon A Time Season 5 concluded.
There's two versions of Regina running around and magic is very much on its way out of Storybrooke.
There's also two new villains that will be sure to put the residents of the town in mortal danger.
As long as they can't wipe the memories of our favorite characters. That would just be ridiculous.
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