Once Upon a Time season 6 won’t resume until March. However, fans of the series are already wondering as early as now if the show will be renewed for a seventh season. Is Once Upon a Time season 7 happening or not?
Recent comments from ABC boss Channing Dungey about OUAT left the show’s future pretty much open. While she didn’t give a concrete answer, she did acknowledge the show’s relevance to fans. She also talked about hitting a proverbial reset button to transform the show into something new again.
Nevertheless, it seems another factor of the show’s capability moving forward is one of its stars. Actress Jennifer Morrison’s decisions may factor into the show’s future.
Morrison played Emma Swan since the show started airing. The story later reveals she is the long lost daughter of Prince Charming and Snow White. However, to escape the Evil Queen’s curse, a magic portal transports her to the modern world.
Her son Henry then convinces her to return to Storybrooke, Maine to break the curse of the Evil Queen. Though she spent majority of season 1 dismissing Henry’s claims as imagination, she later accepts the truth about her identity.
Once Upon a Time season 7 and Emma’s potential exit
Her character has gone a long way. However, recent comments by the actress hinted that the end could be near for Emma Swan.
Digital Spy cites Will Malnati’s podcast, The Drop-In wherein Morrison expressed her thoughts. The source quotes her as saying, “I don’t have any interest in abandoning something that is such a special part of my life, but I also know I don’t have it in me to do it forever…”
At first glance it may seem that Morrison is hinting at leaving the show. However, the first part of her statement is also worth noting. Given how special Emma Swan is to her, it’s apparent Morrison will only leave the role through a smooth closure of story line.
Morrison also tells the podcast that her decision will also depend on ABC’s plans for the show. Without any official announcement, both ABC’s and Morrison’s decision remain unclear for now.
Once Upon a Time season 6 returns March 5, 2017 at 8 pm on ABC. It continues the season-long arc of characters from the Land of Untold Stories.
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