Yesterday, we reported that Once Upon a Time star Jennifer Morrison is leaving the ABC TV series after six seasons. Recently, Morrison spoke with Deadline about her decision and the possibility of returning to the show for season seven.
ABC has not yet announced a season seven renewal for Once Upon a Time. Earlier, executive producer Edward Kitsis suggested that if the show is renewed, season seven will reboot the series with new characters and new storylines.
When Morrison announced her exit from Once Upon a Time, she mentioned she’s agreed to appear in one episode of season seven if the show is renewed. But does that mean she’s open to more episodes? She told Deadline:
All I can say is that I only negotiated for one episode, and that’s all I can promise at this point.”
Later, Morrison teased the upcoming season six finale, which will feature a battle between her character Emma Swan and The Black Fairy:
It’s tough to do that without giving anything away. What I can say is that I feel like everything culminates in a way that I feel is very true to Emma’s story and true to everything that she’s been through. I thought (Horowitz and Kitsis), as always, came up with something that was really creative and inventive in terms of what it was that Emma really has to face in order to fight the final battle. I’m very pleased with how they’ve written the character and how they have everything play out in the last couple of episodes.”
The two-hour season six finale of Once Upon a Time debuts on May 14th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Once Upon a Time? If renewed, will you watch season seven without Jennifer Morrison?
“Once Upon a Time” attempted to create another show, built on the back of the success of the original series, once before. Remember “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”? It flopped, pretty severely. My prediction is, since “Once Upon a Time” will no longer be the show that we all knew (and used to love, although that love has grown thin over these past few seasons), curiosity will drive ratings for the first week, or two, then when it is discovered what a train wreck the series will likely become, ratings will only nosedive, from there. I doubt it will… Read more »
I really wish that all the actors would have at least stayed for one more season. One more season would not have hurt any of them, and then it could have finished with a eveyone having their happy endings. No matter what the producers say, the show will not fare Well for the 7th season without the whole cast. Sadly it would have been nicer to the fans also. Once UponA Time in Wonderland was cancelled without warning and let the fans hanging. What will Rumple do without his Belle? What about Henry? Two mothers,without their son. Hook finally marries… Read more »
While it would not hurt them, it would hurt the budget as ABC needed it reduced for renewal. Ratings have fallen drastically since season 1 and while not ABCs worst performing show, it needed costs reduced to make it work. So they were willing to keep a few characters but could not keep all of them. They made a creative decision and moved forward – the question is – will fans move with them? Season 7 will find out.
Apparently from what was announced and what might happen, it appears that most likely Hook would no longer be husband anymore if something happens. And since it appears this would be Colin’s final season (cause he did not extend contract like Lana and Robert) that something might happen to his character in the season. And if Emma dies or is planned for resurrection in season 7, then someone is going to have to take her place. And what do you mean what about Henry? He is so returning. Only he is an adult and different actor. Also, we may have… Read more »
another person can probably play the character just as well. The show is not just one person, but many working together.
Please do not go!!!!!! You are Once upon a time
Have seen every episode and have frankly grown tired of Emma Swan. I think a new twist would be terrific and will continue to watch. Charming and Snow have hopefully whined for the last time!!
Yes, I will watch it!!! You don’t give up on a story you love, because you don’t like what changes have come…If you like the story up until the change…and that change is part if a story finishing, you see where this story goes, you don’t “cut your nose off to spite your face”. Give it a chance, see what the creators have to offer, THEN make your decision. Is it a bummer that Jennifer Morrison left the show as a series regular? Of course…But, until you have worked that kind of work schedule, and have endured those kinds of… Read more »
I’ve seen every episode of Once Upon A Time and to me the whole story involves Emma Swan and to have the main character not on the show anymore seems like a death wish. However, if the show is rebooted it (probably) could go another season or two. And would I continue to watch the series if it is renewed for season 7 the answer is YES.
With or without Jennifer Morrison it’s time for the show to end. I find myself watching it I of habit at this point, just to see it through, but not realm enjoy it. Last good storyline was the Peter Pan storyline.
To quote a popular Disney queen “Let it go!”
We gave up after they turned the show into a giant commercial for Disney and other animated characters. It is the same old plot with different cardboard characters becoming interchangeable. Good witch/bad witch. Good queen/bad queen. Time to put it to rest.
Yes, I would continue watching the show,
Would continue to watch. Think the whole Emma savior story has played its self out. Time for new characters and story lines
I am a huge fan of this show so of course I will watch, but I don’t see it going anywhere w/o Emma I guess we’ll have to wait and see…