After seven seasons including one as a “requel” (sequel/reboot), Once Upon A Time will be closing its fairy tale book at the end of this TV season: ABC will not be moving forward beyond Season 7.
“Seven years ago, we set out to create a show about hope, where even in the darkest of times, a happy ending would always be possible. But we never imagined the happy ending that was actually in store for all of us — years and years of adventure, romance, magic and hope,” co-creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis said in a statement. “We’re so grateful to our brilliant collaborators – the cast, crew, and writers — as well as our partners at the studio and network for making this journey possible. But most of all, we want to thank the fans. Their fierce loyalty and devotion was the real magic behind . We hope they join us for these last few hours as we journey to the Enchanted Forest for one more adventure.”
Once Upon A Time returns for its final run of episodes on Friday, March 2. There may be some familiar faces in the season finale, though producers have stressed that they don’t want to tarnish the “happy endings” for the characters who received them at the end of Season 6.
This news was first reported by EW.