The network has just revealed that five actresses have been cast in key roles heading into the new season.
According to Deadline, Once Upon a Time has added Dania Ramirez (Devious Maids) and Gabrielle Anwar (Burn Notice) as series regulars for Season 7, meaning they'll appear in every episode. The show has also cast Mekia Cox (Chicago Med), Rose Reynolds (Wasted), and Adelaide Kane (Reign) as recurring characters.
Unfortunately, the details regarding all of the new characters are being kept under wraps for now.
These additions are certainly welcomed, as most of the cast exited the series following the Season 6 finale. Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Lucas, Jared S. Gilmore, and Emilie de Ravin have all departed.
With that in mind, the story of Season 7 will head in a new direction, focusing on Regina, Hook, and Rumpelstiltskin. An older version of Henry, played by Andrew J. West, will also play a major part in the new installment.
New episodes of Once Upon a Time will air on Friday nights, this fall on ABC.
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