ONCE UPON A TIME: Jennifer Morrison to Exit Series At the End of Season 6

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Emma Swan is departing Storybrooke, ONCE UPON A TIME fans. The series is approaching the end of its six year contracts with its stars and hasn’t yet been renewed for a seventh season. There has been some talk that if the show were renewed it would have to change as several of the stars might want to depart.

Today Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan) confirmed that she will be departing the series after season 6, although she is open to returning for one episode in season 7 if the show is renewed. She took to her Instagram to explain her decision:

“As I reached the end of my 6 year contract on ONCE UPON A TIME, I was faced with a significant decision. ABC, Eddy Kitsis, and Adam Horowitz very generously invited me to continue as a series regular. After very careful consideration, I have decided that creatively and personally, it is time for me to move on.”

“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.
As I move on to other creative endeavors, I will continue to attend the fan conventions whenever my professional schedule allows. I always look forward meeting the fans.”

“If ABC Network does in fact order a season 7, I have agreed to appear in one episode, and I will most certainly continue to watch ONCE UPON A TIME. The creativity of the show runners has always inspired me, and I cannot wait to see the ways that they continue to develop and reinvent the show.”

ONCE UPON A TIME airs Sundays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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