Jennifer Morrison’s Time on Once Upon a Time Comes to a Close
It’s the end of her story, after this season there is no more Emma Swan. Jennifer Morrison posted on her Facebook and Instagram earlier this morning that after careful consideration she would not be returning to season 7 if Once Upon a Time were to be renewed by ABC. TVline later confirmed the news.
Her Swan Song
Jennifer Morrison wrote in her post that “Emma Swan is one my favorite characters that I have ever played. My 6 years on ONCE UPON A TIME has changed my life in the most beautiful ways. I am absolutely blown away by the passion and commitment of the Oncer fans. I am so honored to have been a central part of such a special show. I will be forever grateful to Adam, Eddy, and ABC for giving me the gift of playing Emma Swan.” But that she considers that for her personally and creatively it’s time to move on.
She goes on to state that if the show were to be renewed she would be back for one episode of the seventh season. Once Upon a Time creators, Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis put out their own statement regarding the news “The past six years of collaborating with Jennifer as Emma Swan has been truly magical. Watching her breathe life into Emma, she accomplished more than we could have dreamed possible – she gave life to a brand-new Disney Princess, filled with strength and intelligence and an incredible closet full of red leather jackets.”
“We’ll miss seeing her every day, but her imprint upon Once Upon a Time is indelible. She will always be a part of the show and its heart and soul.”
This comes after much speculation about the show’s supposed reboot in a possible season 7 and rumors that original cast members Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas would not be returning for said season. Frankly, the Charmings are heart and soul of the show and Once Upon a Time was always Emma’s story. It is hard to imagine the show continuing without its main character. ABC has not announced whether the show is coming back for season 7.
The two-hour finale for Once Upon a Time’s Season 6 airs on Sunday, May 14 at 8/7c.