Once Upon a Time Could Get a Frozen Spinoff

Paul Lee says "it's the perfect time" for Anna and Elsa to come to ABC

By Kristin Dos Santos Jul 15, 2014 6:01 PMTags
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ABC isn't letting go of it its hopes for a Once Upon a Time spinoff. And there is a possibility that the new Frozen characters of Anna, Elsa and Kristoff could spin off into their own ABC series down the line.

"We don't have immediate plans for a Frozen spinoff, but they're so inventive, those two…" ABC president Paul Lee told me today at the TCA Press Tour in Beverly Hills, as he met with reporters to talk Fall TV, referring to OUAT executive producers Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis.

Though ABC's first attempt at a OUAT spinoff, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, failed this past season, Lee said that does not rule out the chance for another new Once-inspired series.

"Eddy and Adam are endlessly inventive, so they have glints in their eyes of stories that they can spin for years to come. So it certainly doesn't rule out their ability or my ability to go beyond Once."

And for anyone concerned that it's just too soon to do Frozen on the ABC fairytale series, Lee told me he has no doubts whatsoever.

"Absolutely not," Lee said. "Frozen is a wonderful asset. John Lassiter (executive producer of the Frozen film), himself flew up to Vancouver, he's integrally related to the way we're doing that. Adam and Eddie always have a twist on every story, so you can imagine their twist is going to be very different. But no, I think it's the perfect time. We're thrilled with it."

We can't wait.