Finally, "Once Upon a Time" has been renewed for a seventh season on ABC. The network has officially announced that its upcoming season will bring back popular characters like Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle, and Colin O'Donoghue. This renewal news came shortly after the news broke that Jennifer Morrison will no longer return as a series regular cast next season. Meanwhile, ABC is also negotiating new deals which are expected to return next year.

Season 7 is set to be a reboot

In one of the interviews of Channing Dungey, the ABC Chief, he revealed that they are set to bring the forthcoming season to a new direction.

The production is planning to open a new chapter after they will close the current season. Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, the "Once Upon a Time" bosses, are also looking for the potential of the seventh season as their opportunity to expand the kind of story that they wanted to tell.

Further, viewers are also getting curious on what will happen to Emma's character after Morrison confirmed her exit. However, it has been already prophesied that Emma will die earlier in season 6. On the good note, she already had her happy ending on Sunday's musical when she got wed to Hook.

"Once Upon a Time" season 6 finale will air this week and it is expected to provide a sense of closure among the characters.

Moreover, it will also hint the launching of Season 7 which will also introduce new cast members like "The Walking Dead" actor Andrew J. West and "Jane the Virgin" star Alison Fernandez.

'Once Upon a Time' is ABC's most important series

Over the course of its run, the series has been ABC's most important series. Despite its dramatic drop of ratings for the past seasons, "Once Upon a Time" remains to have strong Disney DNA and a solid digital play.

Apparently, its current season is already building the story towards its final battle between light and darkness. Some scenes will feature the Evil Queen as she faces her alter ego. Further, the final battle will be seen between Emma, the savior, and the Black Fairy.

On the other hand, the series producers also added that the forthcoming season 7 is not a complete overhaul of the scenes.

Horowitz said that for the past six years that they had been telling the story, season 7 is actually an opportunity for them to complete the story but not in a manner of saying goodbye to all its characters. Meanwhile, "Once Upon a Time" season finale will air its two-hour episode on Sunday at 8 PM E.T. on ABC.