Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale television series that premiered on October 23,2011, on ABC. It follows the heroine Emma Swan as she protects the town and its inhabitants from various curses and villains, Most episodes involve flashbacks telling its numerous characters stories. The show airs Sundays at 8,00 pm ET/7,00 pm CT and it borrows elements and characters from the Disney-franchise and popular Western literature, folklore, and fairy tales. Once Upon a Time was created by Lost and Tron, Legacy writers Edward Kitsis, a spin-off series, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, consisting of 13 episodes, premiered on October 10,2013, and concluded on April 3,2014. On March 3,2016, ABC renewed the series for a sixth season, the residents of Storybrooke, where Regina is its mayor, have lived an unchanging existence for 28 years, unaware of their own lack of aging. As such, she is the person who can break the curse. Henry is also the son of Regina, providing a source of both conflict and common interest between the two women. The other, set in the present day, follows a pattern with a different outcome. The first season premiered on October 23,2011, the Evil Queen interrupts the wedding of Snow White and Prince Charming to announce that she will cast a curse on everyone that will leave her with the only happy ending. The majority of the fairy characters are transported to the town of Storybrooke, Maine. The second season premiered on September 30,2012, despite Emma having broken the curse, the characters are not returned to the fairy tale world, and must deal with their own dual identities. With the introduction of magic into Storybrooke by Mr, the third season premiered on September 29,2013. It was split into two volumes, with the first eleven episodes running from September to December 2013, and the half from March to May 2014. In the first volume, the characters travel to Neverland to rescue Henry. Their increasing power struggle with Pan continues in Storybrooke, which results in the complete reversal of the original curse. All the characters are returned to their worlds, leaving Emma. Once again, Emma is needed to save her family, the fourth season premiered on September 28,2014. It was also split into two volumes, with the first eleven episodes running from September to December 2014, and the half from March to May 2015
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The cast as they appeared in season three.
Steveston, BC doubles as the town of Storybrooke, Maine for the series' six seasons.