Once Upon a Time Creators Return to ABC With Series Set in Disney Fairytale Universe

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Have you been longing for more Once Upon a Time ever since the series went off the air? 

We know the feeling. 

In this reboot and revival-heavy world, no new projects set in the OUAT universe are in the works, but the creators are returning to ABC with a new show set within the Disney fairytale universe. 

Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis Attend Disney Event

Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis were at the wheel for all seven seasons of OUAT, and their new show is called Epic. 

It is “a romantic anthology series set in the fairytale universe of Disney… taking place in a Disney-like Enchanted Forest.”

Deadline first reported the news, and while this series sounds like it could include some characters from OUAT, that is not part of the plan. 

Once Upon a Time Creator

This series will be all about new characters, so there's that. Sometimes, it's best to go with new characters so that fans get to meet lots of new additions. 

Also on board is Once Upon a Time writer, Brigitte Hales, who will write the script for the pilot. 

If you watch Once Upon a Time online, you know Horowitz and Kitsis kept the series fresh by taking some big risks. 

They are well-versed in the world of fairytales, so this is good news for fans of their work. 

Eddy Kitsis

The pair also worked on ABC's Lost as executive producers, but they are both in-demand right about now. 

They are also attached to work on Apple TV+ series, Amazing Stories, serving as co-showrunners. 

The duo were also working on Muppets Live Another Day, which had Frozen actor Josh Gad attached to star.

However, Disney+ decided against that particular series, nixing it early into development. 

Josh Gad image

Epic, if it goes to series, would be part of ABC's 2020-21 schedule. We should have more clarity early next year whether it will go ahead. 

What do you think of this news, TV Fanatics?

Are you excited for a new series with Disney characters?

Hit the comments below. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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