This fall, the story continues!
Production has begun on the seventh season of ABC's hit fantasy series Once Upon A Time, and fans are finally getting the first details regarding the new series direction.
Adam Horowitz, co-showrunner for Once Upon A Time, shared a photo on his Twitter account this week. The image teased the first completed script of the season, revealing the title of the show's next episode.
Written by Horowitz and his partner-in-crime Edward Kitsis, the season seven premiere will be called 'Hyperion Heights'.
This may not seem like much on the surface, but there is a ton of hidden meaning to pull from those two simple words.
Fans are starting to speculate that Hyperion could be the name of the new 'home-base' town in the series. The show will be leaving Storybrooke, as we saw in the season six finale, so the characters that are left will need to find a new location to call home.
As one insider at TVLine wrote, a new location is the likeliest meaning for the Hyperion title.
"My very first impression is that Hyperion Heights will be the name of the new (Seattle-adjacent?) 'home base' for the series, seeing as Storybrooke, Maine will no longer be the primary setting. But as for the title's obvious 'DNA,' Hyperion Avenue was the location of Walt Disney Studios prior to 1939, while Hyperion is the name of Disney's children's books imprint. Hyperion was also the name of a powerful Greek titan (the 'God of Watchfulness, Wisdom and the Light'), as well as assorted Marvel comic book characters."
No matter what Hyperion Heights might mean, fans can be sure that the new season of Once Upon A Time will be a total departure from what they're used to. Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Lucas, and a few others have all left the show, following the completion of their characters' stories.
Once Upon A Time will return this fall on ABC, with new episodes airing on Friday nights.
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