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After six seasons of fairy-tale drama, ABC’s Once Upon a Time is turning the page on Storybrooke, and the show’s stars have offered a few hints at what’s next.
Speaking to EW at Comic-Con this weekend, Lana Parrilla (The Evil Queen/Regina Mills) said season 7 will be at once familiar and unique.
“It’s a similar formula,” she said. “We still have our flashbacks, and in our flashbacks we’ll see these characters and we’ll learn how they came into this new world. The new world, it’s a different location than Storybrooke; it’s actually called Hyperion Heights, and it’s in Seattle. So we’re in a city, we’re in a bigger city. We’re not in a tiny little suburb like we were before.”
Costar Andrew West chimed in to tease that the urban setting will shift the tone of the series, and Parrilla added that the aesthetics will change as well.
“I know for myself as Regina, I was always in these pantsuits and my hair was perfect, and I just looked a certain way,” she said. “Now this new Regina is very different. I’m out of pantsuits and into denim. So it’s cool, it’s fun, it’s different.”
As Colin O’Donoghue put it, “It feels the same, in an entirely different way.”
Watch the video above for more. Once Upon a Time returns Oct. 6 on ABC.