Once Upon A Time is taking its fairy tales into the 21st century!
The ABC fantasy-drama will feature an LGBT relationship this season, the series' executive producers revealed at a premiere screening for press on Friday. "We want the show to reflect the world as it is now," co-showrunner Adam Horowitz told reporters. "It's something we want to do this year, and it's something we think is due and important to do on the show because it's the world we live in."
With the return of Mulan (Jamie Chung) this season, fans have wondered if she'll finally confess her romantic feelings for her friend Aurora (Sarah Bolger). After all, in Season 3, it appeared she was about to declare her love, but that was when Aurora dropped the bombshell that she was pregnant with Prince Philip's (Julian Morris) child. Awkward.
Horowitz, however, would not confirm that Mulan would be the one lucky in love this season. "Whether [the relationship is] going to be with any particular character, we're not going to say," he teased. But hey, a fan can dream, right?
The LGBT community has been very supportive of the ABC series (Hello, Swan Queen?), a fact that has not been lost on its producers. Co-showrunner Edward Kitsis added, "We know that that community has been big supporters of the show, and we would love to tell a love story that reflects that."
Who do you think will end up together?
Once Upon a Time returns for Season 5 on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 8/7c on ABC.
Additional reporting by Hanh Nguyen
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[Note: A previous version of this story erroneously cited "Captain Swan" instead of "Swan Queen." This has been fixed and the writer has been duly chastised. Thanks to the attentive and always kind readers.]