ABC’s popular show “Once Upon a Time” is returning in its seventh season. The fairy tale series, however, changed its cast significantly. Out of nine regulars in the last season, only three will be back this time.
The three who return in the seventh Season include:
- Lana Parrilla (The Evil Queen / Regina Mills)
Robert Carlyle (Rumplestiltskin / Mr Gold)
Colin O’Donoghue (Captain Hook / Killian Jones)
And the six who will be missed in the Seventh season are:
- Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan)
Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White / Mary Margaret Blanchard)
Josh Dallas (Prince Charming / David Nolan)
Emilie de Ravin (Belle / Belle Gold)
Jared S Gilmore (Henry Mills)
Rebecca Mader (Wicked Witch of the West / Zelena)
Emma Swan who declined to continue in the show said she will appear in one episode during the seventh season, which would be the season premiere. New joinees in the show are Andrew J West (Adult Henry Mills) and Alison Fernandez (Lucy).
Work on “Once Upon a Time” Season Seven began on May 11, 2017, with 22 episodes in the season though no date has been set for the premiere but the autumn release is likely, said Digital Spy.
To be aired on Friday nights, instead of Sunday nights, ABC hopes to renew the interest among its followers and regular viewers. “We’ve turned Friday into more of a destination for our fantasy and science fiction fans,” ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey told media.
The sixth season left a hint on possible plot for Season seven as grown up Henry has lost his belief in fairy tales and Lucy tells him, “Come on. Your family needs you.”
The mystery in the season will be around finding who is the mother of Henry’s daughter. While the love angle remains the prime focus, creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have told a TV show: “We can’t tell you who her mother is. What we can tell you is that Henry and that mother is going to be an epic romance in the tradition of Snow and Charming.”