EW.com revealed our first look today September 9th 2013, at the new Robin Hood for Season Three as well as other spoilers for the first half of the new Season.
Sean MacGuire is taking over the role of Robin Hood from Tom Ellis, who had become unavailable for the role when it was decided he was returning in Season 3 of "Once Upon a Time".
Robin Hood was introduced in Season Two when he broke into Rumplestiltskin's (Robert Carlyle) castle to steal a fairy wand to heal the very sick very pregnat Maid Marion. In the preview photos, Robin Hood is seen with a recovered Neal (Michael Raymond-James) who had been shot before being cast down the portal by his ex-fiancee Tamara, and Mulan (Jamie Chung).
During various appearances at D23 and SDCC, creators Eddie Kitsis and Adam Horowitz hinted at Robin Hood possibly returning but viewers and fans were uncertain in what capacity. Speculation of scenes and a close friendship with Belle (Emilie de Ravin) placed him in Storybrooke, but judging from photos seen at the website, that particular storyline maybe done in flashback scenes.
"The Storybrooke Mirror", fansite and devoted "Once Upon a Time" blog has also released from ABC that on September 29th, before the Season Premiere of "Once Upon a Time" there will be a special behind-the-scenes episode called "Journey to Neverland". The special will air one hour before the premiere, enlightening seasoned viewers and bringing new viewers up to date with the characters. It will be a nice warm-up to the much anticipated new Season for "Once Upon a Time" fans.
Preview pictures for the new episode can be seen on Entertainment Weekly here.
"Once Upon a Time" returns to ABC September 29th, 2013 at 8 pm.