'Once Upon a Time'
Actors Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas (R) from the TV series "Once Upon A Time" arrive at the 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills February 19, 2013. Reuters/Fred Prouser

There will be some changes in the way the story will continue in “Once Upon A Time” Season 6. Executive Producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis revealed that the next season will return to “small town stories and smaller arcs,” the way it was in the first season.

Speaking at the panel discussion for their upcoming show “Dead of Summer,” the producers also talked about the popular ABC TV series, Entertainment Weekly reports. The producers pointed out that in the past few seasons the story always seems to follow the same routine of the heroes fighting the villain for 10 episodes and then finally beating him/her in the winter finale.

This time, however, it will be different. Kitsis teased that the format will now be similar to the first season of the TV series. In the first season, even though there was a main villain, the story mostly focused on other minor characters and their story arcs, which was intertwined with the main story.

“Once Upon A Time” Season 6 will once again focus on “small town stories and smaller arcs.” Another big change this year is that the story will encompass 22 episodes, instead of the season being split into two halves.

“It’s been really exciting and fun,” Horowitz teased. The TV series has already introduced the new villain as Mr. Hyde (Sam Witwer), who has entered Storybrooke and brought characters from Land of Untold Stories.

“Once Upon A Time” Season 6 is expected to focus on the stories of characters from Land of Untold Stories. The other big storyline in the TV series is that of Regina (Lana Parrilla) splitting into the Evil Queen. Horowitz teased that the new season is allowing the writers to force many of the characters on the show to look inward, the way Regina will have to do.