We already know we’re heading to Neverland in season 3 of Once Upon a Time this fall – which means we’ll meet Peter Pan – but there’s still plenty of other characters we’re hoping we’ll meet for the first time during the new season.
Here’s our wish-list for season 3:
Producers have been talking about a desire to bring on the most-famous mermaid outside of Splash since the beginning and now, knowing that we’re heading to a world with a LOT of water, it seems like the perfect time for us to meet Ariel. The show hasn’t shied away from mixing fairy tale characters in other universes – think Hook and the Queen of Hearts in cahoots this season – so why couldn’t Ariel show up on the beach when Emma and team dock at the beginning of next season?
Seems like a no-brainer to meet Tinker Bell if we’re heading to Neverland next season, but the question has to be asked: will she be a good guy or will she be aligned with seemingly evil Peter Pan? Or maybe she’ll switch sides seven times per episode like Hook seemed to this past season.
While Once Upon a Time’s effects on a TV-budget have mostly underwhelmed (and in some cases embarrassed the show), perhaps they could give us a credible character with insanely long hair. More importantly, given the show’s desire to make princess heroines bad-ass (see Snow White), it would be great to see Rapunzel go toe-to-toe with some nasties next season.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
If Frankenstein can be on Once Upon a Time, it seems like it’s only a matter of time before we get other classic Universal monsters on the show as well. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is indeed a classic and would fit in well with the team Emma is currently leading to Neverland to rescue Henry—half of the characters have switched sides between good and evil multiple times already.
And finally, sure, we’re getting a spin-off that takes place well before Once Upon a Time’s current timeline, but if that show can share characters like the Queen of Hearts and likely the Mad Hatter, why can’t Alice take a visit to the original show?
That’s our list… who do you want to see pop up on the show when it’s back in either September or October?