If current trends continue, then by 2030, 90% of the films and television programmes in production will include at least one vampire. And those that don’t will definitely feature a werewolf or two. In the wave of undead popular culture, it seems that we’ve forgotten our fantasy origins, but with Grimm debuting on WATCH earlier this year, good-old fashioned fairy-tales made a welcome return. Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Rumpelstiltskin will be making a more mainstream come-back on Sunday though, as ABC’s popular family drama Once Upon A Time debuts on Channel 5.
With two Lost producers at the helm, it’s no surprise to hear that this series will be a little bit more subversive than your average Pixar offering. While it remains a mainstream family show, the central theme of parallel universes will probably be lost on very young kids, which along with a slight edge, might explain why the show is going out at 8pm.