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'Once Upon a Time' is dumping half the cast next season – here's who survived and who's joining the show

INSIDER Logo By Kirsten Acuna of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 17: <p> When "<a href="http://www.thisisinsider.com/category/once-upon-a-time">Once Upon A Time</a>" returns to ABC for its seventh season October 6, Storybrooke is going to look a lot different.</p><p> In May, the network confirmed Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), Henry (Jared Gilmore), Belle (Emilie de Ravin), and Zelena/The Wicked Witch (Rebecca Mader) <a href="http://www.thisisinsider.com/once-upon-a-time-season-7-details-2017-5">would all be leaving after season six</a>. </p><p> If you're sad that you won't be seeing more of Emma and Hook together after they were just married, don't despair. Morrison said she will be <a href="http://www.thisisinsider.com/once-upon-a-time-emma-swan-leaving-2017-5">back for at least an episode</a> to send her character off into the sunset. A few other actors will reportedly return as guests and in minor recurring roles.</p><p><strong>How exactly will the show continue without half of its main cast?</strong></p><p> Season seven will add a bunch of fresh faces to the cast. In addition to airing on a new night (<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_night_death_slot">the dreaded Friday night death slot</a>) this fall, the seventh season will literally hit the reset button moving 10 years into the future. The season six finale ended with a near mirror of the series' pilot with a grown Henry (Andrew J. West) being <a href="http://www.thisisinsider.com/once-upon-a-time-season-7-details-2017-5">recruited by his daughter</a> to help remind him of all the fairytale adventures and characters he forgot about. </p><p> Keep reading to see which of your favorites will return along with the many new faces who will join "OUAT."</p>

When "Once Upon A Time" returns to ABC for its seventh season October 6, Storybrooke is going to look a lot different.

In May, the network confirmed Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), Henry (Jared Gilmore), Belle (Emilie de Ravin), and Zelena/The Wicked Witch (Rebecca Mader) would all be leaving after season six.

If you're sad that you won't be seeing more of Emma and Hook together after they were just married, don't despair. Morrison said she will be back for at least an episode to send her character off into the sunset. A few other actors will reportedly return as guests and in minor recurring roles.

How exactly will the show continue without half of its main cast?

Season seven will add a bunch of fresh faces to the cast. In addition to airing on a new night (the dreaded Friday night death slot) this fall, the seventh season will literally hit the reset button moving 10 years into the future. The season six finale ended with a near mirror of the series' pilot with a grown Henry (Andrew J. West) being recruited by his daughter to help remind him of all the fairytale adventures and characters he forgot about.

Keep reading to see which of your favorites will return along with the many new faces who will join "OUAT."

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