As Once Upon a Time wraps up its storyline for the last 6 seasons in the season finale this Sunday, it prepares to start season 7 with a brand new storyline and characters. Some of the original cast members might leave the show after the current season. Jennifer Morrison, who plays Emma Swan, has announced season 6 would be her last season on the show.
Morrison wrote in an Instagram post,
“After very careful consideration, I have decided that creatively and personally, it is time for me to move on. Emma Swan is one my favorite characters that I have ever played. My 6 years on ONCE UPON A TIME has changed my life in the most beautiful ways.”
However, the season 6 finale will not be the last time we see Emma Swan. Morrison has agreed to appear as a guest star in one episode of season 7 if it is renewed.
Regarding Morrison’s exit, series creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis says,
“The past six years of collaborating with Jennifer as Emma Swan have been truly magical. Watching her breathe life into Emma, she accomplished more than we could have dreamed possible — she gave life to a brand-new Disney Princess, filled with strength and intelligence and an incredible closet full of red leather jackets. We’ll miss seeing her every day, but her imprint upon Once Upon a Time is indelible. She will always be a part of the show and its heart and soul. That said, just because Jennifer won’t be back every week doesn’t mean we won’t see our savior again.”
According to Deadline.com, season 7 of Once Upon a Time will center on Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle, Colin O’Donoghue and The Walking Dead‘s Andrew J. West. Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas and Jared Gilmore haven’t been confirmed to return to the show.
The show will not be the same without the savior, and if Goodwin, Dallas and Gilmore don’t return, the show would lose 4 of its original cast members. The audience has to watch the season 6 finale to find out how they will set up season 7 to deal with the major cast shake up.
Written by Curtis Han, RM Entertainment Contributor