Once Upon a Time

Will Emma & Co take a trip to Wonderland? Whatever happened to Maleficent?

Now that Once Upon a Time is back, TVGuide.com decided it's time for our ninth Lightning Round with the brain trust behind ABC's fairy-tale drama, executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis.

Lightning Round 8: Once Upon a Time bosses answer your burning questions

We grabbed your fan questions off Twitter and hit up Horowitz and Kitsis for a quick round of scoop, in which the producers had the option to answer, "Yes," "No" or "Can't Answer." Some of their answers, and possible non-answers, are pretty telling, so check them out below:

Will any of the Once cast cross to Wonderland or vice versa?
Edward Kitsis:
There will be a couple of the Once casters in Wonderland at various points, but it will not be like a traditional spin-off where the Drummonds drop Mrs. Garrett off.
Adam Horowitz: There will be some floating back and forth.

Will we see more flashbacks to when Regina (Lana Parrilla) was raising Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin)?
Horowitz:
Yes.
Kitsis: There are flashbacks to the time where she was living with Snow.

Will we ever see the Mad Hatter (Sebastian Stan) again?
Horowitz:
We hope so.
Kitsis: We would love to have Sebastian Stan, but he's very busy.
Horowitz: He's fighting Captain America.
Kitsis: No one wants him back more than us. Sebastian knows we have an open door for him and we'll write him in to anything. It's just a matter of his schedule, and his schedule is pretty tight, so I don't know if we can work it out this season.

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Will we see flashbacks into Emma's (Jennifer Morrison) life in the foster care system?
Horowitz and Kitsis:
Maybe.

Will we see the Sleeping Beauty/Maleficent story line?
Kitsis:
We're definitely going to get a little more of Sleeping Beauty, but I don't think we have any plans in the first 11 episodes to do Maleficent and Sleeping Beauty.
Horowitz: We may get a taste of Maleficent (Kristin Bauer van Staten) on one of the shows.
Kitsis: Yes. We will definitely get a taste of Maleficent and we'll get to tell you more about Aurora (Sarah Bolger), Mulan (Jamie Chung) and Phillip (Julian Morris).

Will we get flashbacks to Neal's (Michael Raymond-James) life before Manhattan?
Kitsis:
Maybe.

Will we get the history of the fairies?
Horowitz:
You will get much more about the fairies.
Kitsis: You will get much more insight into how they are, how they live, what their deal is.

Will we get to see more of August (Eion Bailey)?
Horowitz:
Maybe.

Will Rose McGowan be back as Cora?
Kitsis:
I hope so. Every day all we do is think about how do we get her back? Absolutely. We definitely have to have her back.
Horowitz: There are plans in place.
Kitsis: She's so good.

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Is Ursula someone we already know?
Horowitz:
Can't answer.

Will we ever find out what happened to Belle's (Emilie de Ravin) mom or Hook's (Colin O'Donoghue) dad?
Kitsis:
Perhaps.
Horowitz:
Maybe they're the same person. [Laughs]

Will we see the Darlings again?
Horowitz and Kitsis:
Yes.

Could Pan (Robbie Kay) ultimately be a good guy?
Horowitz:
Anyone could be a good guy.
Kitsis: Depends on how you look at it.
Horowitz: If you ask Pan, he would say he's definitely a good guy.

Before our next Lightning Round, be sure to check out our previous installments (Round 1, Round 2, Round 3, Round 4, Round 5, Round 6, Round 7 and Round 8). Share your Once questions in the comments section below or send them to @NatalieAbrams with the hashtag #OUATLR10.

Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8/7c on ABC.