“Once Upon a Time” is about to make villain Hades look like a saint.
Entertainment Weekly released the first poster for Season 6 of the ABC fairytale drama, which was designed to promote the show’s upcoming panel at San Diego Comic-Con. The date, time and location for the panel is still unknown, however, the photo does give some insight as to what fans can expect come fall.
“Long live the Queen,” the text on the poster reads. A close up of the Evil Queen’s face is featured, along with a half red, half black apple.
Season 5 of the beloved fairytale drama ended on a bit of a shocking note. The Land of Untold Stories introduced new characters Dr. Jekyll (Hank Harris) and Mr. Hyde (Sam Witwer) while also incorporating a complicated new storyline. Dr. Jekyll created a serum in order to separate himself from his evil counterpart, Mr. Hyde, and gave the magical potion to Regina (Lana Parrilla) to help her break free from her past as the Evil Queen. Regina took the potion and used magic to defeat her dark side — or so she thought. The Season 5 finale concluded with the Evil Queen visiting the Dragon (Tzi Ma) in New York City and ripping out his heart.
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“The two roles are obviously going to be very separate in the sense that we saw a snippet of an Evil Queen who looked at what Regina has become and is very disappointed,” executive producer Edward Kitsis teased EW last month. “If she’s unleashed, she would show Regina what ripping away everyone’s happy ending truly looks like.”
Despite Regina’s good intentions, it sounds like everyone in Storybrooke is in danger when the Evil Queen makes her way to town.
“Once Upon a Time” Season 6 will premiere on ABC on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. EDT.