'Once Upon a Time' Season 7 Details Revealed

Fans already knew things would look different when Once Upon a Time makes its return to ABC this fall after it was revealed that a slew of major cast members would not be returning for the show's seventh season. Now, new details have been revealed about what viewers can expect from the fairytale drama.

Stars Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Jared Gilmore and Emilie de Ravin all exited the show, leaving series regulars Lana Parrilla, Colin O'Donoghue and Robert Carlyle, along with a brand new cast of characters. The show will also switch locations to Seattle.

See the new photos from the upcoming season here.

Parrilla, O'Donoghue and Carlyle will see new versions of their characters — the Evil Queen, Captain Hook and Rumplestiltskin, respectively — with Parrilla revealing at the 2017 Television Critics Association summer press tour that fans will see a much different Regina.

"I don't think her name's Regina and that's cool. I'm no longer in pant suits. I'm in denim and rock t-shirts," she said, via E! News. "When we meet her…she's working in a bar. She's a bar owner. She's a little rough around the edges, not the queen that we're used to. She has curly hair. She's looks different, she feels different. Like Colin, I've played so many versions of this character, and this one feels really different. All the others were evolutions of the same character…She's no longer in charge, and we've always seen Regina in charge or try to be in charge."

According to Entertainment Weekly, Regina will also go by a new name — Roni — which is also the name of her bar.

"It's the new Granny's — with alcohol and cassettes," executive producer Edward Kitsis said.

Variety shares that the new season will focus on an adult Henry (Andrew J. West) and his daughter Lucy (Allison Hernandez), who needs her dad's help to save beloved fairy tale characters including her mom, Cinderella (Dania Ramirez).

"Henry has found himself in a new book with new characters, and he's called on some of his friends like Captain Hook and Rumplestiltskin and his mom, the Evil Queen, to join him," Kitsis explained.

Viewers will also find out what happened to some of the show's departed romantic partners.

"Episode two is going to answer what has happened with Emma and Captain Hook, and episode four is going to answer for Belle," Kitsis shared.

The producers also shared that the upcoming season will focus a little less on magic and a little more on reality.

"In the pilot there was a stopped clock that ticked at the end and that was [a little bit of magic]," said executive producer Adam Horowitz. "We're returning to that modality where in the real world we're aiming to tell really grounded, emotional, human stories and then contrast that with the magic of the fairytale world."


Once Upon a Time returns to ABC on Oct. 6.

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