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Once Upon A Time: Canceled or Renewed?

August 29, 2018
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For those who have missed out on the enchanting world of “Once Upon A Time”, it is a fantasy drama TV series on ABC, conceived by the duo Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, who also wrote for “Lost”, and hence the uncanny similarities between the two shows. Interestingly, “Once Upon A Time” was conceptualised before “Lost” in 2004, but was delayed as the duo decided to focus on “Lost”. The entire series is filmed in such a way that throughout all its episodes, one sees constant flashbacks between the realm of reality and that of the fairy tale world which depicts the missing aspects in each character’s life. Each season engulfs unique ways of interactions between different fictional characters that differ from our traditional understanding of the fairy tale universe, thus, throughout the series, truths, deceits, curses and twists and turns unravel. The show also manages to envelop a vast variety of fictional fairytale characters from Cinderella and Aladdin to Elsa.

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Once Upon A Time Season 7 Plot: What’s it about?

The first six seasons have the lead character as Emma Swan (daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming David Nolan) who at the time of her birth is transported to the real world to safeguard her from the curse and evils cast by the evil queen Regina with the help of Rumplestiltskin, who have stripped the fictional characters of their original memories and identities. Emma is the only one who can save and restore the characters to their true selves and break the curse. She is assisted by her biological son and Regina’s adopted son Harry Mills. Regina is now the mayor of Storybrooke, a fictitious fairy tale seaside town where the six seasons are majorly situated. As the story develops and years pass by, the seventh and final season is more of a soft reboot where Harry is now a grown man and is found in the Seattle neighbourhood of Hyperion Heights along with Regina, Captain Hook and Rumplestiltskin. A new curse has been cast over characters of a different realm here and new dangers circle over the residents involving Mother Gothel, Lady Tremaine and Dr.Facilier. Amidst this Lucy must convince her parents, Harry and Cinderella, of the true nature of their neighbourhood if she hopes to restore their memory. For restoring the truth, someone will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Once Upon A Time Season 7 Cast: Who’s in it?

Given the enormous list of characters in the show, the series has a rich cast. What was different in season seven was the announcement at the end of season six about majority main cast members not returning for the seventh. While everyone got to see quite a few new faces, Lana Parrilla (Evil Queen/ Regina Mills), Colin O’Donoghue (Captain Hook/ Killian Jones) and Robert Carlyle (Rumplestiltskin/ Mr Gold) were the ones that remained as regulars. The others included Andrew J.West (Henry Mills), Dania Ramirez (Cinderella), Gabrielle Anwar(Rapunzel/ Lady Tremaine), Alison Fernandez(Lucy), Mekia Cox (Tiana/ Sabine).

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Once Upon A Time Season 7 Release Date: Renewed or Canceled?

With the release of its pilot episode in May 2011, the show did receive an overwhelming audience, but over the span of 7 years, it didn’t celebrate the same numbers. In May 2017,  ABC renewed the series for a seventh season with 22 episodes released on 06 October 2017. In February 2018  it was announced that this would serve as the final season of the series. After enjoying a long run of 7 seasons, Once Upon a Time was finally called off the air. It’s a great series to binge-watch in the fantasy genre.