ABC has yet to announce the renewal of “Once Upon a Time” Season 7, but there are now circulating reports that it will be a different show. In fact, this claim is supported by its showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, and the ABC president Channing Dungey. The three suggested that the seventh chapter of the fairytale series will be reset. With that, there are now strong assumptions that there are known characters that will be gone, but there are still some that will stay.

Possible characters that will stay and leave

There are swirling rumors that only four series regulars are appearing in “Once Upon a Time” Season 7.

If this really happens, there will be a lot of major characters that will be left behind. The four characters are said to be Jennifer Morrison (Emma), Lana Parrilla (Regina), Robert Carlyle (Rumple) and Colin O'Donoghue (Hook). Hence, Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White), Josh Dallas (Prince Charming), and Jared Gilmore (Henry) will be out of the picture. This is because the next installment is said to be a soft reboot instead of the continuation of the current story.

Another reason that “Once Upon a Time” Season 7 will say goodbye to its main stars is that their contracts are about to expire. Everyone’s legal agreement will only last until the sixth season of the show and from the looks of it, not everyone will be renewed.

If ABC needs the official cast to sign again, then the renewal of the seventh chapter might be finally announced.

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas’ exit

If Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas will not be seen in “Once Upon a Time” Season 7, this might be the last time fans are going to witness the love team of Snow White and Prince Charming.

As the next installment would be a whole new story, the original love affair of the two will be gone.

However, some say that the two characters’ departure might not really affect the tale of the seventh season. Among the other characters in the show, the roles of Goodwin and Dallas are the most stable. After a lot of mishaps and curses from the previous seasons, the couple is now living happily ever after. Evidently, they have fulfilled their storyline, thus, this might be their happy ending.