Once Upon a Time is tackling the pages of 1001 Arabian Nights with an arc that heads into Aladdin. Ever since a Genie/Sydney Glass was introduced in Season One, it was only a matter of time before we get to Agrabah. The spinoff, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, gave us a taste of the Aladdin tale with Jafar and a trio of genies. Naveen Andrews, who as great as Jafar, has been recast and Oded Fehr, known for his role as Ardeth Bay in “The Mummy” franchise, takes over as the evil sorcerer. Turkish actor Deniz Akdeniz portrays street rat-turned-savior Aladdin and Karen David, who portrays “Princess Isabella Maria Lucia Elizabetta of Valencia” in ABC’s fairytale-themed musical-comedy television series, Galavant, as well as Francesca “Cesca” Montoya in the BBC television series Waterloo Road, and Layla in the American action film The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior, is Princess Jasmine.
For season 6, Aladdin is a the savior of his land but it appears the pressures of being a hero are beginning to weigh heavily on him. Some form of tragedy has befallen him that has left the happy go-lucky lad a disheveled wreck. What has happened in Argabah?! Once Upon a Time returns September 25!!