“Once Upon a Time” is back! Or, at least, the cast is back on set. While fans of the ABC fairytale drama have to wait until March 2016 for new episodes of their favorite show, the actors are already hard at work filming for the second half of Season 5. Fortunately, they’re sharing photos to keep viewers in the loop!
Lana Parrilla, who plays Regina on “Once Upon a Time,” took to Twitter to post a picture with co-star Victoria Smurfit. Fans will remember that Smufit’s character, Cruella de Vil, was killed off in Season 4 – but in the Underworld she lives! Viewers were able to catch a glimpse at her beloved “DEV IL” mobile in the promo video for the second half of Season 5, and can now see the villain with her two-toned hair on Twitter.
— Lana Parrilla (@LanaParrilla) December 10, 2015
Although Cruella didn’t make a lot of friends in Storybrooke, it appears to at least be a happy reunion for the actors. Smurfit replied to Parrilla’s post, writing that she is “crazy happy to be back.”
— victoria smurfit (@VictoriaSmurfit) December 10, 2015
Cruella is not the only villain that has been photographed on set. Rebecca Mader, who plays Zelena, is also back to work. The official “Once Upon a Time” Twitter page posted a behind-the-scenes photo of the Wicked Witch “on her way to Oz.”
— Once Upon A Time (@OnceABC) December 9, 2015
For those that need a brief refresher, Regina banished her half-sister back to Oz before the showdown with the Dark Ones in the midseason finale. A magical twister came and whisked Zelena away – but that doesn’t mean she’s gone from the series for good. Zelena threatened that she’d be back, and casting scoop from TVLine reveals just how she’ll fit into the plotline moving forward.
According to TVLine, “Once Upon a Time” will reintroduce Dorothy to fans. But while Dorothy was initially “the iconic, pig-tailed girl from Kansas,” she will now be “a brave warrior for good.” And that means Dorothy won’t be thrilled to see Zelena again.
“Once Upon a Time” Season 5 returns to ABC with new episodes on Sunday, March 6. Who are you looking forward to seeing on screen? Tweet your thoughts to @AmandaTVScoop.