Before there was HeMo, there was JeMo, y'all. And she (Jennifer Morrison) is just one of the reasons we love ABC's new series Once Upon a Time, premiering Oct. 23.
So what can you expect from Jennifer's character Emma Swan? Why is she the key to saving a town full of fairy-tale characters (Snow White! Prince Charming!) who can't remember who they really are?
We have an exclusive video for you from JeMo herself that will give you a nice taste of what this series is all about. Coming from two of the guys who did Lost, this series has plenty of twists, and a few surprising connections...
Emma is dragged to the town of Storybrooke by Henry, the charming son she gave up for adoption, who tells her she is the daughter of Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Charles). Emma, a jaded bail bondsperson, naturally thinks he's crazy, but eventually finds herself swept into the mystery and drama of the town.
"The town itself has so many mysteries and things to unlock,"Jennifer explains, "and now you have this woman living in a town that has very, very deep dark secrets and there's a built-in conflict between the evil queen (Lana Parrilla), who is the mayor of Storybrooke, and Emma." Yes, threatening someone to leave your town or you'll destroy them definitely qualifies as a conflict.
Created by Lost's Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, it's safe to say Once Upon a Time is not just a tale for children. "People think fairy tales are for kids," Morrison says with a laugh. "But this is fairy tale characters in grownup situations."
To learn more about Emma Swan and Storybrooke, watch out exclusive video above, which also features a sneak peek at the premiere episode, which was so good, we named the series one of our favorite new shows of the fall.
Once Upon a Time premieres Sunday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. on ABC.