The Once Upon a Time creators attended a panel at Disney’s D23 Expo yesterday to preview season 3, and premiere a new sneak peek clip!

Once Upon a Time season 3 is only just over a month away, and at the D23 panel, showrunners Ed Kitsis and Adam Horowitz had a lot of new details to reveal about season 3.

Carter Matt reports from the event, writing that we can expect to see other characters from The Little Mermaid appear in season 3 besides Ariel – such as perhaps Ursula and Ariel’s one true love Eric.

And speaking of new characters, the creators tease that fairytale characters/Disney princesses Rapunzel and Tiana are both in the works, though probably won’t appear in this season.

The producers also want to take the story to Oz at one point to explore The Wizard of Oz universe, but that’s another thing they’re keeping for future seasons.

The Hollywood Reporter adds in their report of the event that an Emma/Hook romance is a strong possibility. We will also learn through flashbacks how Hook first became a pirate.

Finally, in the new sneak peek shown at the expo (which has not yet made its way online), Rumpelstiltskin is seen warning Felix, one of Peter Pan’s lost boys, that if he and Peter Pan should fight, he plans to take the Lost Boys down with him. This clip strongly suggests that Once‘s version of Peter is very different from the one we thought we knew – and we’d expect nothing less!

You can read a more detailed description of the sneak peek on Once Upon a Fan.

In related news, Once Upon a Time writer Jane Espenson has tweeted a picture showing concept art of the Jolly Roger:

Once Upon a Time season 3 premieres Sunday, September 29 at 8/7c on ABC.

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