There are so many characters on Once Upon A Time we can sometimes lose sight of our favorites for episodes at a time. We haven’t checked in with Storybrooke resident Jefferson/The Mad Hatter (Sebastian Stan) in a while, so will we see him again in Season 2?
 
OUAT co-creator Adam Horowitz says: “Sadly, not this year. Sebastian is quite busy with stage and film work and we wish him the best!”

This isn’t the first time Sebastian’s busy schedule has been blamed for something. Recent reports surfaced that ABC would recast the role of The Mad Hatter in a proposed spin-off series, due to Sebastian's unavailability (he scheduled to start filming the Captain America sequel shortly). These rumors were later debunked by OUAT co-creator Edward Kitsis, but the fact remains: Sebastian is one busy guy.

Well, there’s always hope for Season 3, right? We’d like a chance to see Jefferson happy again now that he has been reunited with daughter Grace. Or, perhaps, a spin-off could see the father/daughter duo starting a between-realms travel agency. We’re game!

Are you disappointed that we won’t be seeing the Mad Hatter again in Season 2? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.