Ahead of the big Season Seven premiere, ABC released Once Upon A Time character portraits that are just magical.   

Season Six ended on a happy note for the well known characters of Storybrooke. However, many favorite characters will be left behind in Storybrooke. Season Seven is a reboot with a few familiar faces, several new faces, and a new location. And of course lots of magic and romance.

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The reboot takes place in the Hyperion Heights district in Seattle, Washington. The premiere will start as young Henry Mills (Jared Gilmore) has graduated high school and takes off on his own adventure. From there we jump 10 years into the future. 

It wouldn’t be a fairy tale without a curse. This curse again, separates the enchanted from the modern. And as in Storybrooke, the character will have two identities. These stunning photos of the season seven cast show us a glimpse of the cast in fairy tale mode…except for Rumplestiltskin. He gets a very much needed modern make over.  


ONCE UPON A TIME – ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” stars Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina/Roni. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

You may know her as Regina Mills, mayor of Storybrooke, but you can now call her Roni (Lana Parrilla). Roni is a bar keep in Hyperion Heights and she’s a bit more free-spirited than Regina was. This should be fun!


ONCE UPON A TIME – ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” stars Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Although we don’t know the alter ego of our beloved Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle), but he looks pretty laid back in this picture. Not very Rumple-like at all. Could he be the reasonable one this time around? That remains to be seen… I mean, he is the Dark One. 

Captain Killian Hook 

ONCE UPON A TIME – ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” stars Colin O’Donoghue as Hook/Rogers. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

He was Hook in Storybrooke. The hook is still there, but this time you can call him Officer Rogers (Colin O’Donoghue). Hook is cop in the reboot…hmmm… Is it a coincidence that Emma was a cop too? It looks as if he hasn’t left the pirate life behind. So we can assume he will continue to be the lovable hunk that he’s always been. 

Henry Mills

ONCE UPON A TIME – ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” stars Andrew J. West as Henry Mills. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Familiar name, new face. Henry Mills (Andrew J. West) is all grown up and sets out on his own adventure. Seems like he has forgotten his own magical past. It’s up to his daughter Lucy to remind him.


ONCE UPON A TIME – ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” stars Alison Fernandez as Lucy. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

We met Lucy (Alison Fernandez) at the end of season six. She was on a mission to find her father, Henry Mills and tell him that his family needed him. On her way to Henry’s apartment, Lucy was reading a new storybook. Can she remind Henry that magic is real?


ONCE UPON A TIME – ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” stars Dania Ramirez as Cinderella/Jacinda. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

This new version of Cinderella is also knows as Jacinda (Dania Ramirez) in Hyperion Heights. She is also the mother of the Henry’s daughter Lucy. Does she remember her family?  

Lady Tremaine

ONCE UPON A TIME – ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” stars Gabrielle Anwar as Lady Tremaine/Victoria Belfrey. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

If there is a Cinderella, there has to be a wicked step mother. Meet Lady Tremaine, known as Victoria Belfrey (Gabrielle Anwar) in Hyperion Heights. Victoria will be up to no good and could give the Evil Queen a run for her money. 


ONCE UPON A TIME – ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” stars Adelaide Kane as Drizella/Ivy. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Whether she goes by Drizella or Ivy (Adalaide Kane), one thing remains the same…she is Cinderellas evil step sister. We can expect her to be as mischievous as her mother. 

Princess Tiana 

ONCE UPON A TIME – ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” stars Mekia Cox as Tiana/Sabine. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

This princess goes by Sabine (Mekia Cox) in Hyperion Heights. There is not a lot about Tiana/Sabine’s story, but we will get to see her a lot on the show since she was promoted to series regular. Look for her to be a great friend to Cinderella/Jacinda. Princesses have to stick together.


ONCE UPON A TIME – ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” stars Rose Reynolds as Alice/Tilly. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Yes, that Alice…from Wonderland. You can also call her Tilly (Rose Reynolds). She’s a mystery right now. I can’t wait to find out more about her story and why she’s in Hyperion Heights.


These photos make very excited for the premiere! Let us know what you think!

Once Upon a Time returns to ABC on Friday, October 6!

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