It's a good thing Disney's animated-movie division is continuing to crank out fresh hits like Frozen, because ABC's Once Upon a Time is burning through the studio's catalog of characters. In March, the drama will introduce Rapunzel — though executive producer Adam Horowitz is quick to point out, "We're not doing Tangled; we're doing our spin on the character."
"We went a little darker and freakier," says executive producer Edward Kitsis. "A little more horror story in the vein of [the 2004 movie] The Grudge."
The long-locked damsel (Alexandra Metz) will be visited in her tower by Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) as well as a mysterious hooded menace. Might it be the Wicked Witch of the West (Rebecca Mader) lurking under that hood? "I can't tell you," says Mader. Yeah, yeah, we know. If you did, you'd have to kill us.