ABC proceed on latest Series From One Upon a Time Creators
The next potential series from Once Upon a Time creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis is officially dead at ABC. Toward the end of last week, it was affirmed that Epic, a anthology series executive produced by Horowitz and Kitsis, won’t be moving ahead at the organization. As per The Hollywood Reporter, chiefs were amped up for the pilot script, yet the completed item, which was at first arranged in January, “didn’t come in strong.” The task purportedly shot in Ireland, and Horowitz and Kitsis couldn’t be on the spot because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Epic would have starred Brittany O’Grady (The White Lotus) as Luna, Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) as Rose, and Eleanor Fanyinka (The Sandman) as The Seer. The pilot was executive close by Brigitte Hales, who worked with the pair both on Once Upon a Time and Apple TV+’s Amazing Stories recovery. The undertaking was essential for Horowitz and Kitsis’ four-year in general arrangement with ABC Signature, which started that very year that Once Upon a Time closed get-togethers seasons.
Horowitz and Kitsis are proceeding to work inside the Disney family, making the as of late affirmed Beauty and the Beast prequel series for Disney+. The series will see Luke Evans and Josh Gad repeating their jobs from the true to life Beauty and the Beast redo.
“Listen, we love this show, we were happy to continue going on, but collectively they felt that, after seven years and 156 episodes, it was time,” Kitsis said in an interview when the final season was announced. “For us, we’re like, ‘It’s a hell of a run.’ We never thought we’d get to seven episodes, let alone seven years.”
“It wasn’t like it was a shocking phone call,” Horowitz conceded. “We’ve had conversations for a while about what this year would be, and whether it would go on or not, and if this could be the end, so we’ve been prepared for this for a while. The network has been incredible partners with us the whole way, as has the studio. Ultimately, it’s also a business, so it becomes about, ‘Is it financially viable to keep going forward?’ so there’s all that kind of stuff, stuff that we generally don’t deal with because we’re just focused mostly on the creative. We reached that point where it’s like, ‘Okay, now it’s time to wrap it up. This has been an amazing 156 episode-run, and let’s all be proud of what we’ve done and try to wrap it up.'”