Season seven of Once Upon a Time will be missing more than just Jennifer Morrison. Deadline reports several more core cast members are leaving the ABC TV show, including Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, and Jared S. Gilmore.
Recently, ABC announced they’ve renewed Once Upon a Time for a seventh season only a few days after star Jennifer Morrison revealed she will not be returning (though, she is contracted for one more episode.) The news isn’t a huge surprise. For a few months now, there have been hints that season seven will reboot the fantasy drama, introducing new characters and new storylines.
Now, it’s been confirmed that Morrison isn’t the only lead cast member exiting Once Upon a Time. In addition to Goodwin, Dallas, de Ravin, and Gilmore, Rebecca Mader is not returning for season seven either.
Instead, the new season will focus on the remaining cast—Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle and Colin O’Donoghue—and new addition Andrew J. West, who will first appear in the season six finale.
The two-hour season finale of Once Upon a Time debuts on ABC on May 14th. What do you think? Are you a fan of the TV series? Will you still watch without most of the main cast?
Almost everyone is leaving this show – but me!!? For some reason I have to see it through to the end – that is my curse…
I’d be willing to be t that Andrew J. West will be playing an older version of Henry if this is having that much of a reboot.
The only way I could watch next season is to treat it as a spinoff. Like when the Closer ended and Major Crimes came on the air.
I am a huge fan of this show, and I’m disappointed in the cast members that are leaving but I also feel they’ve done everything they can, w/where the show is at now. I think a different direction is the way to go, although I will be sad not to see all the old castmates. Best of luck to them…
I liked the show for a couple of years but lost interest when older actors became children of younger actors. I haven’t watched the last two seasons. Too many other options. I was disappointed that timeless was cancelled and Last man standing. Both though provoking shows. Meanwhile laugh track stupid shows stay on.
Timeless will be back for a 2nd season
That is a shame so many actors leaving the show, with only one more season. I think I will pass watching season 7, if that many are leaving I don’t expect Season 7 will be worth watching. Sorry to Colin O’Donoghue I wish you well in all future endeavors.
I will miss the lead actors in this series. I hope they could remain until this season 7 ends. Who knows what will happen. It is a great series and if it should end, everyone needs a happy ending
Should just do a shortened season (10 episodes) to wrap it up properly. But oh that is a smart idea, which most networks shy away from!
I haven’t even watched Season 6. Maybe I will get caught up with it on Hulu one of these days. Time to let it go. These networks take away very good shows like “Timeless” after only one season and drag on forever shows like “Once Upon A Time”. Too many other shows to watch and I am not a kid anymore. I am 67 and prefer to watch movies or great show on PBS than most of the crap these networks put out.
Sounds like this show’s structure and story are crumbling. Why bother with another season? I stopped watching a couple of years ago.