A great interview with the Once Upon a Time showrunners Ed Kitsis and Adam Horowitz reveal tantalizing new season 3 spoilers!

TV Guide has a lightning round interview up with the Once Upon a Time showrunners ahead of the season 3 premiere episode, which reveals several new plot details.

We learn that the Ariel character, who was teased in a sneak peek clip released at Comic-Con, will have a connection to one or more characters we already know.

Horowitz also discusses the addition of the Rufio character, saying that while he will not be exactly like the Rufio who was created for Steven Spielberg’s Hook movie, “We are making a loving nod towards a movie and a mythology that we enjoy.”

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This season will also take us back to the time when Regina adopted Henry. And as previously reported, the Evil Queen will indeed get a new love interest – although as Kitsis cautions, “Will she chose to love is another question.”

Finally, Horowitz teases that, “Being in Neverland will have a profound effect on all the characters, including Rumple,” who it is hinted could be at risk of reverting back to his Dark One ways.

We can’t wait to see how the characters react to this drastic new change of scenery! Which character’s storyline are you most looking forward to seeing unfold in season 3?

Once Upon a Time season 3 premieres Sunday, September 29, airing at 8/7c on ABC. The first episode is titled “The Heart of the Truest Believer,” and the second episode is titled “Lost Girl.”

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