Is a mini pirate savior coming to "Once Upon a Time"?

The "Once" team was at Disney's D23 over the weekend, with co-creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, and Captain Hook star Colin O'Donoghue talking up Season 7.

It was revealed that adult Henry's (Andrew J. West) wife/young Lucy's mother will be a new version of Cinderella, and the Season 7 premiere title "Hyperion Heights" is indeed a new location, the name of the Seattle neighborhood that Henry lives in.

We already learned that young OG Henry Jared Gilmore will return in the premiere to show why he left home. Could that be related to a potential Captain Swan baby? During D23, the showrunners were asked if Henry might have a half-sibling, from the union of his mother Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) and Captain Hook. Kitsis answered:

"We can't say whether or not [Emma and Hook] have a child, but we can tell you we will answer that question in the beginning of the season."

O'Donoghue is meant to be back for the whole season, and Morrison is scheduled to return for one episode. Will it be the premiere? That is still unknown.

However, Horowitz added:

"We meet [Hook] in new circumstances [in Seattle] in the premiere. In the second episode, we really delve into what happened to him." He added that "there's a flashback story that explains a lot."

Kitsis emphasized that this is "a new chapter," not a reset of the past six years. And fans shouldn't worry that Hook will move on with a new love interest. "I think that Emma is absolutely Hook's soulmate, as we saw." Kitsis said. "The Hook that we all know and love, his eyes are only for Emma." Horowitz added, "How could he look elsewhere?"

Get more OUAT at D23 updates at TVLine and EW. "Once Upon a Time" Season 7 airs Fridays this fall on ABC.

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ABCTVPGOctober 23, 2011
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