Former Stargate Universe star Robert Carlyle (“Nicholas Rush”) is tearing up the screen as the sinister Mr. Gold and the slightly psychotic Rumplestiltskin on ABC’s new fantasy series Once Upon A Time. And the show and its fans just got some good news: the network has picked it up for a full season.
After two weeks on the air the series, created by former LOST writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, is the highest-rated new drama on the big networks in the U.S. It bowed to 12.6 million viewers, and held on to 95 percent of those in its second week (11.7 million).
The show tells the story of Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), who is told by the boy she gave up for adoption that she is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, prophesied to save the residents of Storybrooke, Maine from the Evil Queen’s curse. Everyone in the town is, in truth, a classic fairy tale character cursed to live in our world, with no memory of who they really are … and no more “happy endings.”
Season One will run for 22 episodes.
Once Upon A Time also stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parrilla, and Josh Dallas. The series airs Sunday nights at 8/7c on ABC.