Is ‘Once Upon a Time’ Getting a Disney+ Spinoff? Here’s What We Know About ABC’s Drama Series

There’s already one Disney spinoff of Once Upon a Time available on the company’s streaming platform. Will fans ever return to the world of Storybrooke and “happily ever after?” Here’s what we know about the ABC drama series. 

'Once Upon a Time' Episode Titled 'Operation Mongoose, Part 1 and Part 2'
‘Once Upon a Time’ Episode Titled ‘Operation Mongoose, Part 1 and Part 2’ | Jack Rowand/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

‘Once Upon a Time’ earned its own ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed spinoff

All magic comes at a price. When the Evil Queen decided to bring fairy tale characters into the real world, she wasn’t planning on “the Chosen One,” named Emma, to set them free. Eventually, these characters discovered their true identities and lived happily ever in Storybrooke. 

Then, fans traveled to Wonderland for a live-action spinoff featuring Cheshire Cat, a hookah-smoking caterpillar, and talking playing cards, titled Once Upon A Time In Wonderland. The spinoff series only on the television network, ABC, for one season, 13 episodes in 2013 and 2014.

The show’s official description, according to Inside the Magic, reads, “Alice tells of a land on the far side of a rabbit hole, which holds a disappearing cat and talking playing cards — not to mention her lost love, Cyrus, a handsome genie. But her tales don’t play well in Victorian England; doctors believe she is mad, and Alice begins to agree with them.”

“They plan a treatment that will make her memories disappear,” the description continues. “Luckily — before the doctors can follow through — the Knave of Hearts and the White Rabbit arrive to whisk her away to the place where anything is possible: Wonderland.”

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‘Once Upon A Time In Wonderland’ is available for streaming on Disney+

This wouldn’t be the first time Once Upon a Time viewers traveled to this magical wonderland. One of the residents in Storybrooke was Jefferson, portrayed by Sebastian Stan. This character and his hat proved to be useful for characters like Emma and Regina. 

However, the character was known by other characters as the “Mad Hatter,” always searching for his missing daughter. Unlike Snow White and Emma, the Mad Hatter only appeared in a few episodes of the drama series. Without the character, Once Upon a Time ran on ABC for seven seasons. 

Once Upon a Time and Once Upon A Time In Wonderland were both ABC original series that have since made the switch to Disney’s streaming platform, with the spinoff just joining the service during November 2020.

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Will another ‘Once Upon a Time’ spinoff premiere on Disney+?

Since its premiere, Once Upon a Time made the switch to Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+, where all episodes are available for binge-watching. However, there’s no word regarding if the streaming service would ever make another spinoff of the drama series.

A new Once Upon a Time-based series isn’t completely out of the question, though, as Disney created original series’ based on characters from Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars.

Several Disney+ original series’ like High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Diary of a Future President, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier are available for binge-watching.