Sad news for Once Upon a Time fans: The fairy tale drama is coming to an end, and we’re going to need someone to pass us tissues, like, RIGHT NOW because we’re actually bawling.
The show is currently in its seventh season, and will return for its back half on March 2nd — with the Once Upon a Time series finale airing sometime in May. The cancellation, Variety reports, doesn’t come as a *total* surprise, since Once Upon a Time has gone through some major shakeups in recent seasons.
Namely, the show went through a big-time reboot ahead of its now-final season, when longstanding cast members — including Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison — departed; the show then brought in some new faces in regular roles — like Dania Ramirez and Andrew J. West — and relocated to Hyperion Heights.
Not to mention, OUAT moved from Sunday nights to Friday nights, and soon went down in ratings. According to Variety, “It’s currently averaging a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.5 million viewers per episode, down just over 40 percent in the demo and 20 percent in total viewers from last season.” So no, we aren’t exactly shocked by the news, but it hurts nonetheless.
And Once Upon a Time co-creator Adam Horowitz’s sweet message to fans following news of the show’s end is making us that much more emotional.
We’re not crying, YOU’RE CRYING.
We’re so sad to see Once Upon a Time go, but we’re excited to see how the team brings this magical show to the end when the series finale airs in May.