With filming for the show’s fifth season starting soon, Once has announced that actors Rebecca Mader and Sean Maguire have been promoted to series regulars. That’s right, folks, you can expect to see a whole lot more of Regina’s wicked half-sister Zelena (Mader) and True Love Robin Hood (Maguire). It’s looking like next season will be heavy with Regina-centric episodes, which is great news for all the Evil Regals out there!
In addition, Once is currently searching for actors to portray Merlin, Arthur, and Guinevere in what is sure to be a Camelot-related arc. The all-powerful Sorcerer Merlin has been described as ‘a man with great wisdom and intelligence beyond his years’. King Arthur is said to have a manipulative and controlling personality, while casting for Guinevere calls for an actress who can convincingly play a ‘headstrong queen’.
Viewers can also expect to receive some insight into Rumplestiltskin’s past in the upcoming season. Casting directors are on the lookout for an actress to play Rumple’s mother – the self-confident and ‘stunningly beautiful’ Evanna – in flashbacks.
Watch this space for more updates!
Once Upon a Time is slated to return to our television screens on September 27, 2015.