Hold onto your swords, “Once Upon a Time” fans! The Season 5 premiere is quickly approaching, and ABC has released images from the highly anticipated return. But don’t expect to feast your eyes on Storybrooke. The episode 1 promo photos are set in the Enchanted Forest.

As we previously reported, the network also released the synopsis for episode 1, titled “The Dark Swan.” According to the episode description, the premiere will pick up right after the shocking Season 4 ending where Emma (Jennifer Morrison) was swallowed up by a cloud of darkness (or the smoke monster from “Lost”). The Dark One’s dagger, which was once engraved with Rumpelstiltskin’s (Robert Carlyle) name, dropped to the ground. When fans got a closer look at the blade, they found a new name etched on it – Emma Swan. But Emma was nowhere to be found.

The first episode of Season 5 will find Emma’s family and friends trying to find her. However, the new problem is that she’s no longer in their world … she somehow got transported to the Enchanted Forest.

Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin), Charming (Josh Dallas), Regina (Lana Parrilla) and Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) will be forced to turn to an “unlikely ally” in order to get back Emma. Meanwhile, the new Dark One will be making new friends in the Enchanted Forest as she begins her journey to find the mysterious Merlin (Elliot Knight), the only person who has the power to stop her from turning evil. On the road towards Camelot she’ll encounter “Brave” princess Merida (Amy Manson), King Arthur (Liam Garrigan) and a familiar face to “Once Upon a Time” viewers – Lancelot (Sinqua Walls)!

The fairytale drama unfolds when the “Once Upon a Time” Season 5 premiere airs on ABC on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. EDT.

OUAT 1 What does King Arthur (Liam Garrigan, right) spy? Whatever it may be, Lancelot (Sinqua Walls, left) is prepared for battle in the Season 5 premiere of "Once Upon a Time." Photo: ABC OUAT13 Lancelot (Sinqua Walls, left), King Arthur (Liam Garrigan, center) and Percival (Andrew Jenkins, right) eye a sword in a stone in the Season 5 premiere of "Once Upon a Time." Photo: ABC OUAT12 Lancelot (Sinqua Walls, left), King Arthur (Liam Garrigan, center) and Percival (Andrew Jenkins, right) eye something -- or someone -- in the Season 5 premiere of "Once Upon a Time." Photo: ABC OUAT11 Lancelot (Sinqua Walls, left) and King Arthur (Liam Garrigan, right) appear to be discussing something serious in the Season 5 premiere of "Once Upon a Time." Photo: ABC OUAT10 What is Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle) up to? It's not exactly clear how he made it to the Enchanted Forest without his dark magic in the Season 5 premiere of "Once Upon a Time." Photo: ABC OUAT9 What is Emma (Jennifer Morrison) doing in the Season 5 premiere of "Once Upon a Time"? It appears as if she found something in the Enchanted Forest. Photo: ABC OUAT8 Move over Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Caryle)! "Once Upon a Time" has a new "dark one" in Season 5. Photo: ABC OUAT7 Is Emma (Jennifer Morrison, left) going to accept help from Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle, right) in the "Once Upon a Time" Season 5 premiere? Photo: ABC OUAT6 "Once Upon a Time" fans can welcome back Sinqua Walls as Lancelot. The actor first portrayed the role in 2012. Photo: ABC OUAT5 "Once Upon a Time" fans will meet "Brave" princess Merida (Amy Manson) in the "Once Upon a Time" Season 5 premiere. Photo: ABC OUAT4 Who is Merida (Amy Manson) spying on in the "Once Upon a Time" Season 5 premiere? Photo: ABC OUAT3 Let's hope that Merida (Amy Manson) isn't aiming her arrow at one of our beloved "Once Upon a Time" characters. Photo: ABC