AceShowbiz - The magic is going to be over for "Once Upon a Time" after seven years and 156 episodes. The ABC fantasy series is set to end its run after the current season 7.
"Seven years ago, we set out to create a show about hope, where even in the darkest of times, a happy ending would always be possible. But we never imagined the happy ending that was actually in store for all of us -- years and years of adventure, romance, magic and hope," co-creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis said in a statement.
"We're so grateful to our brilliant collaborators -- the cast, crew, and writers -- as well as our partners at the studio and network for making this journey possible. But most of all, we want to thank the fans," they continued. "Their fierce loyalty and devotion was the real magic behind. We hope they join us for these last few hours as we journey to the Enchanted Forrest for one more adventure."
ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey added, "When we first heard Adam and Eddy's pitch for 'Once Upon a Time', we knew it was something incredibly special. For seven years, they have captivated us with their creativity and passion while reimagining some of our most beloved Disney fairytales, creating an undeniable global hit, Saying goodbye will be bittersweet, but 'Once Upon a Time' will forever be part of the ABC legacy and we can't wait for fans to join us in this epic final chapter."
" 'Once Upon a Time' has been an amazing journey for all of us at ABC Studios and for fans around the world," Patrick Moran, president of ABC Studios, concluded. "We're so proud and appreciative of the hard work and creative talent that Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz and their cast and crew brought to this show for seven magical seasons."
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