Once Upon a Time verliest nog meer castleden

Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White), Josh Dallas (Prince Charming), Emilie de Ravin (Belle) en Jared S. Gilmore (Henry Mills) zullen niet terugkeren voor het zevende seizoen van Once Upon a Time. Dit nieuws komt vlak na de aankondiging dat Jennifer Morrison en Rebecca Mader niet terugkeren. Once Upon a Time werd eerder deze week door ABC officieel hernieuwd voor een zevende seizoen en zal zich gaan richten op Regina (Lana Parrilla), Rumple (Robert Carlyle) en Hook (Colin O’Donoghue). Uitvoerend producenten Adam Horowitz en Edward Kitsis zeiden in een verklaring:

“Words can’t do justice to what Ginny, Josh, Emilie, Rebecca and Jared brought to Once Upon a Time… but we’ll try… never have we had the privilege of working with a more talented group of collaborators.  Each brought unique talent, incredible intelligence, and their own individual bit of magic as they gave life to these iconic characters.

Ginny reinvented Snow White for a modern audience – there was no way she would be stuck cleaning up after dwarfs, she created an iconic empowered heroine for the 21st century.

Josh mined the depths of Prince Charming – a character who in myth was just a ‘type’ but in his superlative interpretation became a complex man fighting for love and family.  

Emilie took the character of Belle to a deep and soulful place, bringing great intelligence and warmth to the character, making her fiercely independent, strong willed but also an eternal optimist who saw only the best in all those she encountered.

Rebecca took us on a broomstick roller coaster ride as she re-invented the Wicked Witch of the West by finding the pain beneath the green. She made the character soar to incredible heights while always keeping her grounded and relatable.

And Jared literally grew up before the eyes of millions, from a child actor with enormous innate talent to a young man whose abilities continue to astound as he created a character who truly, as we say on the show, has the heart of the truest believer.

We can’t thank them enough for the hard work, dedication, and passion they delivered day in and day out. Without them there would be no Once Upon a Time.

As Once continues, this group will always be the beating heart of the show. And even though we won’t be with them every week, in a show about magic and hope, we fervently believe it won’t be the last we see of them.

Eerder dit jaar liet hoofd van ABC Channing Dungey al weten dat de serie een andere richting op zou gaan in een zevende seizoen. Horowitz en Kitsis zien het zevende seizoen als een springplank voor een nieuwe richting. Dungey zei:

“Which doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re not bringing cast back. It’s just: How do you kind of hit the reset button in a way that gives you an opportunity to expand the stories that we’re telling?” 

Kitsis vertelde recentelijk over de seizoensfinale:

“We understand that this could be the last year. We feel like we completed this story and the next chapter of Once Upon a Time will be completely different.”

Horowitz voegde toe:

“By the end of the season finale, a lot of what we’ve been doing for the last six years is wrapped up, and we hope in a very satisfying way. Then, we move forward in a way that, at the end of it, hopefully, you’ll see what we’re hoping to do in season 7.”

De reeks is bedacht door schrijvers en producenten Edward Kitsis en Adam Horowitz en gaat over een vervloekt stadje in Maine waar sprookjesfiguren gevangen zitten zonder happy ending. Wie zij werkelijk zijn, weten zij niet. Hun enige hoop is Emma Swan, de dochter van Snow White en Prince Charming. Zij is namelijk de uitverkorene om de vloek te verbreken.

Hoofdrollen in de serie zijn er voor Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer GoodwinJosh Dallas, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle, Colin O’Donoghue, Emilie de Ravin en Jared S. Gilmore.

De twee uur durende finale van Once Upon a Time‘s zesde seizoen is aankomende zondag te zien op ABC.