Is Once Upon A Time Planning A Musical Episode? Here's What We Know

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Few things go together quite like fairy tales and musicals. They're like peanut butter and jelly -- a match made in heaven. Those of us who grew up with classic Disney stories have often seen this, and fans of ABC's Once Upon A Time have waited quite some time to see their favorite characters carry a delightful tune. Now it appears that the wait may soon be over, as new rumors seem to suggest that the creative forces behind Once Upon A Time are currently planning a musical episode.

A report from TVLine suggests the distinct possibility that ABC's Once Upon A Time is now planning a musical episode. Although the network has not officially commented on whether or not there's truth to such plans, it is rumored that such an episode is definitely in the works and actors in the series have already started vocal preparations. Several people associated with the drama have voiced their desire to do a musical episode in previous years, so the rumors certainly seem credible enough right now.

Although the rumors indicate that Once Upon A Time will likely do a musical episode in the near future, they don't specify which characters will belt out any tunes. Given the large series' cast and the wide variety of fairy tale-themed characters, there are a large number of options at this point.

The fact that musical episodes have not factored more prominently in Once Upon A Time's run on ABC is somewhat surprising. As the series is specifically tailored to adapt classic fairy tales -- many of which have already received musical Disney adaptations -- it seems like the perfect venue for such a gimmick. Better late than never, I suppose.

That said, it's not necessarily surprising that Once Upon A Time has possibly started to consider a musical episode. Other networks and other series have certainly picked up on the idea in recent years, as well. In particular, it's worth noting that the upcoming crossover between The Flash and Supergirl will be a musical outing -- which makes sense when we consider the number of musical talents present within the casts of both series. However, the fact that Once Upon A Time may feature a musical episode seems especially notable because the core premise of the show naturally lends itself to that storytelling device. It doesn't get more whimsical than fairy tale characters singing, does it?

CinemaBlend will bring you more information concerning the rumored musical episode of Once Upon A Time as more details become available to us. The series will return for the latter half of its sixth season on Sunday, March 5 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. For more information related to all of the other highly anticipated spring television debuts, make sure to take a look at our comprehensive midseason premiere guide.

Conner Schwerdtfeger

Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.