Once Upon a Time Season 7: Gabrielle Anwar, Devious Maids Alum, Reign Star Among 5 New Additions

By Michael Ausiello / July 6 2017, 9:59 AM PDT

ABC is putting a face to Once Upon a Time‘s Season 7 reset. Five faces, actually.

TVLine has learned that the Friday-bound fantasy drama is adding nearly a half-dozen new female cast members, most notably Burn Notice alum Gabrielle Anwar, Devious Maids vet Dania Ramirez and ex-Reign royal Adelaide Kane. Also boarding the rejiggered seventh season: Chicago Med‘s Mekia Cox and English actress Rose Reynolds (Poldark).

Details on the role each actress will be playing will be announced at Comic-Con a later date, but here are five clues you can chew on in the meantime: TVLine can confirm that Anwar and Ramirez will be full-fledged series regulars, while Kane, Cox and Reynolds are set to recur (at least initially).

The new blood infusion comes as Once boldly heads into uncharted narrative territory, down six key cast members including Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Jared Gilmore and Rebecca Mader. (Longtime Oncestars Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle and Colin O’Donoghue are staying put.)

As teed up in the Season 6 finale, Once Season 7 will revolve around a grown-up Henry (played by The Walking Dead‘s Andrew J. West) and his daughter Lucy (Jane the Virgin‘s Alison Fernandez). The official logline for the “reset” warns that “the residents of the Enchanted Forest face their greatest challenge yet” as Parrilla’s Evil Queen, O’Donoghue’s Captain Hook and Carlyle’s Rumplestiltskin join forces with Henry and Lucy “on an epic quest to once again bring hope to their world and ours. Along the way, fairy tale characters new and old search for true love, find adventure and once again take sides in the struggle of good against evil, as classic tales are once more twisted and reimagined.”

Once Upon a Time this fall shifts to Fridays at 8/7c; a premiere date has not yet been announced.





Lady Tremaine Enchanted Forest 2 Custom Funko

This was a lot of fun to work on she uses a gen 2 Regina body where I removed her fireball and substituted for a hand from the “bag o hands” and painted the body with a layer of matt black, espresso metalic, gloss black, and black pearl.  Then I coated the entire thing in black glitter.  Her bodice is mat black with a rich gold and color shift black flash paint.  Her head is a Miss Peregrine which I’ve used for Regina, Peggy Carter, and even the Blue Fairy before.  Her hair got a bittersweet chocolate very dark brown coat and I gave her a new face paint because I always try and give Gabrielle Anwar a slightly more tanned coloring than “standard white lady”.  As a consequence she got new eyes and eyebrows as well.

I will take commissions to replicate this funko, please contact privately to discuss price as the market for the figures in which I make these out of can change wildly.  Ask me about my etsy shop.


You know what I was thinking about the other day? That little dingy bar in Belfast—the Black Sand Pub.  [Michael Westen]

You mean where we met. [Fiona Glenanne]

And I made the mistake of asking—[Irish accent] “Would you like to dance?” Then you pulled a snub-nose revolver on me. [Michael Westen ]

That I did. And you said— [Fiona Glenanne with an Irish accent]

“I assume that means yes.” [Michael Westen]

* Take my hand and I will pull you through *
* the light is gone, but I am still here with you *
* And can you feel me *
* Feel my reach? *
* Oh, honey, take it easy *
* Honey, just feel **

Pictured: Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) and Fiona Glenanne (Gabrielle Anwar)

Burn Notice “Last Rite” Season 6, Episode 3

Released: June 28, 2012