‘Once Upon A Time’ to go back to S1 format

The news coming out of ATX Festival is good, Oncers. No, it’s great.

During a panel for their upcoming Freeform show Dead of Summer,  executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis fielded some Once Upon A Time questions, and though they didn’t reveal anything big story-wise, they did give a big hint as to the format for next season.

For years, Once Upon A Time has split the season in two, doing two separate story arcs, each taking a half season. For season 6, however, the show is going back to it’s roots, which means the story set up by new villain Hyde and the two Regina’s won’t be wrapped up in the first eleven episodes.

We can’t say we’re upset with the changes.

Promising to focus more on “small town stories and smaller arcs,” the EP’s also promised to explore different sides of the characters we’ve known an loved for years, not in the same manner that they’ll explore the Regina/Evil Queen duplicity, but in new and unexpected ways.

Excited for Season 6 already? We certainly are!

Once Upon A Time airs Sundays at 8/7c on ABC. It’s currently on hiatus and it’s expected to return in September.

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