ONCE UPON A TIME Could Spark FROZEN Spin-Off Series on ABC
Once Upon a Time may allow FROZEN a permanent home on ABC.
According to E! Online, network president Paul Lee said today at the TCA Press Tour that a spin-off following the live-action characters based on Disney's recent animated feature hit, could potentially be in the cards.
"We don't have immediate plans for a Frozen spinoff, but they're so inventive, those two..." Paul Lee said of Once Upon a Time executive producers Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis. "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."
"Absolutely not," Lee said when asked if it was too soon for a full FROZEN series. "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."
OUAT's FROZEN storyline will feature Elizabeth Lail, Georgina Haig, and Elizabeth Mitchell. The upcoming season is expected to take place following the events depicted in the Disney film.
FROZEN tells the story of fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) who sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven-to find her sister Elsa (voice ofIdina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.