'Once Upon a Time' Casts Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, & Jafar for an Exciting Season 6 Storyline!

Are you ready, dearies? 'Once Upon a Time' is entering a whole new world.

'Once Upon a Time' Casts Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, & Jafar for an Exciting Season 6 Storyline!
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Bring on the classics!

The forthcoming season of Once Upon a Time will explore the Land of Untold Stories, and some classic Disney characters are being added to the mix. Woo hoo! During Once Upon a Time's Comic-Con panel, it was revealed that Deniz Akdeniz (Graceland, Code Black) will portray Aladdin, while Oded Fehr (Covert Affairs, The Blacklist) will play Jafar. The coveted role of Princess Jasmine has been given to Karen David, who also played Princess Isabella on ABC's Galavant. Clearly, the princess roles were made for her!

Of course, Once Upon a Time showrunners and executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis had another surprise for fans. They revealed a first look for the forthcoming Season 6 premiere! In the preview clip, Jafar say some ominous things to Aladdin, perhaps revealing a much darker fate for the beloved Disney hero.

“The irony is delicious. It took becoming a hero for you to completely come apart . . . That's why you never, ever hear these words about a savior: 'They lived happily ever after,'” states Jafar.

Interestingly, Aladdin is also described as “the savior” which certainly raises some questions about Emma's role in this new storyline. Will there possibly be a power struggle between these two heroes? Or, maybe, Emma will help Aladdin regain his heroic strength to fight back against Jafar?! Isn't that what she always does, anyway? Plus, it would be great to not only explore another savior's narrative, but to also see them team up.

Aladdin and Jafar will make their Once Upon a Time debut in the Season 6 opener which will air on Sunday, September 25. Princess Jasmine will make her first appearance in Episode 4.

Check out the first three minutes of Once Upon a Time's forthcoming season below. Then hit the comments to tell us what you think about the new casting and storyline.

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