9:00am PT by Marisa Roffman
'Once Upon a Time' Reveals Cover for 'Red's Untold Tale' Novel (Exclusive)
Once Upon a Time is expanding Ruby/Red's backstory with the upcoming companion novel, Red's Untold Tale, and The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive reveal of the book's cover.
"Red's Untold Tale explores an earlier chapter in the life of one of our most beloved characters," Once Upon a Time producers said in a statement to THR. "Plagued by nightmares she doesn't understand and a temper she can't control, 16-year-old Red struggles to save Granny's troubled business and to nurture her budding romance with Peter, even as the betrayal of her classmates awakens the wolf within."
The book will offer fans a look back further in her life than the ABC drama has showcased so far. Ruby/Red (Meghan Ory) played a large role in the first two seasons of Once Upon a Time. However, after being promoted to series regular in season two, Ory left to star on the short-lived CBS drama Intelligence in 2013. She last made an appearance on Once Upon a Time in 2014.
Red's Untold Tale (written by Wendy Toliver) is the latest title to join Once Upon a Time's growing collection of books and graphic novels. Hyperion released Reawakened: A Once Upon a Time Tale in 2013. Marvel released its own graphic novel backstory collection for the Rumple (Robert Carlyle)-Belle (Emilie de Ravin) pairing that also stars Jefferson (Sebastian Stan), Killian (Colin O'Donoghue) and the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) — which included an exploration into her relationship with the Huntsman (Jamie Dornan).
Once Upon a Time recently concluded its fourth season on ABC, with a major change: The show's longtime heroine, Emma (Jennifer Morrison), sacrificed herself and became the newest Dark One to save the people she loved.
Red's Untold Tale will be released on September 22.