'Once Upon a Time'
Actors Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas (R) from the TV series "Once Upon A Time" arrive at the 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills February 19, 2013. Reuters/Fred Prouser

Fans who are worried about Robin Hood’s fate in “Once Upon a Time” Season 5 have something to cheer about. In a recent interview, showrunner Edward Kitsis gave the fans some hope about the future of the character.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kitsis pointed out that the show has been renewed for another season and the story will continue. Talking about the possibility of Sean Maguire’s (Robin Hood) exit, the executive producer compared the fans’ reaction to being angry in the middle of the “Hunger Games” books. “You’ve got to wait until the end of the book,” he said.

The continued presence of Robin Hood would mean that Regina (Lana Parrilla) can have a happy ending. “Regina’s on a journey that’s going to have ups and downs along the way. We’re in the middle of the story,” Executive Producer Adam Horowitz added.

The fans are particularly concerned about the fate of Robin Hood at the moment because Hades (Greg Germann) wants to keep three people in the Underworld in “Once Upon a Time” Season 5. Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and the other heroes managed to help save three souls with unfinished business in the Underworld to move on to a better place. Hades now wants to compensate for this loss.

Hades had asked Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) to choose three people from the heroes’ group. Fans are worried that Hook may be compelled to choose Robin Hood as one of the persons who will stay behind in the Underworld, while the rest of the heroes escape and return to Storybrooke in the future.

More characters will be introduced in “Once Upon a Time” Season 5, as the story continues. According to a report by Deadline, Hank Harris and Sam Witwer have been cast for recurring roles in the TV series. The report teases that there will be a mental institution story arc in the future of the show.