Once Upon A Time's” upcoming Season 7 will undergo a major shift but it doesn’t mean a complete overhaul. Alongside this news, a series regular, Jennifer Morrison might not be returning to the renewed Season 7. There was an indication coming from the ABC Chief Channing Dungey that there could be possible exits when the next season comes. Even executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis see the need for a change. Both are trying to complete the story they have started since Season 1. However, it does not mean that the cast will not be brought back; they just need to explore the opportunity to expand the stories.


If Morrison will eventually leave the show, the question is, what will happen to her character Emma in the series? Earlier in the current season, Emma is prophesied to die during the Final Battle. The two-part season finale, “The Final Battle” and “The Black Fairy,” unleashed a curse that would separate the Savior from her loved ones. Through this, a closure will take place while providing a way for a new chapter for season 7. “Once Upon A Time” will end its sixth season by introducing new characters that will be played by Andrew J. West from “The Walking Dead” and Alison Fernandez of “Jane the Virgin.” Their appearance will probably continue until the next season.

Season 7

Once Upon A Time” bosses noted that the renewed Season 7 would mean a complete recasting for everybody.

The show’s regulars, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parilla as Regina Mills, Robert Carlyle as Mr. Gold and Colin O’Donoghue as Captain Hook are in the process of negotiation for their contract extensions. ABC did not say anything if other cast members such as Ginnefer Goodwin as Snow White, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming, Jared Gilmore as Henry Mills and Emilie de Ravin as Belle, will still be on the show.

Although there is still uncertainty on “Once Upon A Time” seventh season and its casts, the Season 6 finale will not handle any cliffhanger and will serve as a wrap-up for all the previous seasons. It will end without leaving unanswered questions. The show’s executive intended this so that the next season will be a completely different one.

The series has its own capability of reinventing itself every season and it can be regenerated into different shows. The series’ ratings have encountered a dramatic decline over the years. It is now just averaging 4.5 million total viewers and 1.5 ratings in adult 18-49. “Once Upon A Time” will air its two-hour season finale on ABC, Sunday, 8 pm ET.