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Season 5 Casting News

Postby The Wiz of Oz » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:07 pm

TVLine has learned exclusively that in addition to casting Merlin for Season 5, the ABC series will also introduce King Arthur and Guinevere, all in heavily recurring roles. Here now, the provocative details:
For MERLIN, Once is seeking a black Brit in his early 30s to early 40s and boasting a natural British accent to play “a man with great wisdom and intelligence beyond his years,” someone who has always put duty in front of his own desires, even at great personal cost.
ARTHUR is described as a “good and just ruler” who, beneath the surface, “is a master manipulator who can carry a grudge to the grave, and maybe beyond.” He harbors an “eternal burning love” for Guinevere that can lean toward being a bit… controlling. For this role, Once aims to cast a gent in his mid-30s to early 40s, and again a British accent is mandatory.
The casting call for GUINEVERE, meanwhile, seeks a Latina in her mid-20s to mid-30s Once Upon a Time Lancelotto play a “headstrong queen” who fell in love with her husband’s most trusted knight, the dashing Lancelot — previously played on Once by Teen Wolf‘s Sinqua Walls (at right), but dead in the current timeline. She now must balance her own happiness with the well-being of Camelot.


http://tvline.com/2015/06/09/once-upon-a-time-season-5-cast-merlin-arthur-guinevere/
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Postby The Wiz of Oz » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:23 pm

ABC’s Once Upon a Time has promoted both Sean Maguire and Lost alum Rebecca Mader to series regulars for Season 5, TVLine has learned.

The news comes just hours after TVLine revealed details on three new characters being cast for the coming half-season: Merlin, King Arthur and Guinevere.

Maguire made his debut as Robin Hood in Once‘s Season 3A premiere, and over two seasons gradually secured his place as Regina’s one true love.
Mader first popped up as the Wicked Witch aka Regina’s half-sister Zelena in a coda to the Season 3A finale, before proceeding to wreak havoc throughout 3B. After seemingly being vanquished in Season 3’s penultimate episode, Zelena surprisingly resurfaced this spring, having had (apparently!) traveled back in time with Emma and Hook and used a glamor spell to pass herself off as Marian.
Currently carrying Robin’s child, Zelena last was seen being locked up by Regina for — how do we put this nicely? — “safe keeping


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Re: Season 5 Casting News

Postby The Wiz of Oz » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:01 pm

Tick-tock, Dearie! If you’re a young actress who can brandish a Scottish burr, Once Upon a Time is looking for you.
TVLine has learned that for an early Season 5 episode, the ABC drama is guest-casting the role of Rumplestiltskin’s mother, Evanna, to appear in flashbacks.

To date, precious little is know about Evanna — she was already gone at the that time his cowardly father Malcolm ran away to dodge the Ogre Wars, leaving Rumple to be tended to by spinner spinsters (which really should be the name of an all-girl band).
But this much TVLine can now reveal: Once is seeking an actress in her mid-20s to early 30s to play the “stunningly beautiful” Evanna, who is described as “plucky, strong and imbued with an unshakeable sense of self-confidence.” Evanna sometimes acts before she thinks, though unlike her son she never acts out of pure self-interest. Rather, her noble spirit stands in stark contrast to the now-dark soul of her offspring.
Candidates must also be able to pull off a Scottish accent.

Mid-20s to early 30s? Scottish accent? Dare we hope for Whoniverse alum Karen Gillan? Or, maybe steal Rose Leslie aka Game of Thrones‘ Ygritte for an episode?


http://tvline.com/2015/06/17/once-upon-a-time-season-5-cast-rumplestiltskin-mother/
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Re: Season 5 Casting News

Postby The Wiz of Oz » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:55 pm

With the residents of Storybrooke on the hunt for Merlin, and Once Upon a Time also introducing other Camelot players King Arthur and Guinevere, it should come as no surprise that Lancelot will return in season 5.

EW has learned exclusively that Sinqua Walls (Teen Wolf, Power) will once again suit up to recur as the former knight of the Round Table, though it’s unclear whether he’ll appear only in flashbacks or also in present day.

“Oh man, you can’t go to Camelot and not see Lancelot,” executive producer Edward Kitsis told EW when conducting our special Comic-Con edition of Hot Seat, which will be out the week of the big event in San Diego.

Lancelot was first introduced during the second season via flashback, where we learned he was a disgraced knight because of some woman—likely Guinevere. In the present, Cora (Barbara Hershey) claimed to have killed Lancelot and taken on his appearance in a bid to escape the Enchanted Forest with Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Emma (Jennifer Morrison). But we never saw his body, so there’s a slight chance he could still be alive.



http://www.ew.com/article/2015/06/26/once-upon-time-sinqua-walls-lancelot-season-5
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Re: Season 5 Casting News

Postby The Wiz of Oz » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:45 pm

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Once Upon a Time is filling out the Round Table.

British actor Liam Garrigan will portray King Arthur, EW has learned exclusively. Garrigan, whose credits include 24: Live Another Day, Strike Back and the Starz miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, will first appear in the season premiere and will recur.

Though King Arthur has yet to be mentioned on the series, viewers know that Lancelot (Sinqua Walls, who will return in season 5) was disgraced from the Round Table over a woman—ahem, likely the not-yet-cast Guinevere, whom Arthur is said to harbor eternal love for.

“As we do on Once Upon a Time, we’re doing our own twist on Camelot, on Arthur’s background and on his relationships with Merlin, Guinevere and Lancelot,” executive producer Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis say.

Camelot is slated to play a big role in the fifth season after the Apprentice revealed in the finale that the mysterious Sorcerer – who may be able to save Emma (Jennifer Morrison) after being consumed by the Dark One – is actually Merlin.


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Re: Season 5 Casting News

Postby MrsKillianCassidy » Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:14 pm

Well seeing as Lancelot is dead in the current timeline {that we know of} I assume only flashbacks.
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Re: Season 5 Casting News

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Re: Season 5 Casting News

Postby The Wiz of Oz » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:28 pm

Meet Merlin and Guinevere. And Percvial
mysticalflute wrote:http://deadline.com/2015/07/once-upon-a-time-castings-camelot-elliot-knight-joana-metrass-1201473299/

Elliot Knight has been tapped to play Merlin, and Joana Metrass is set to play Guinevere. In addition, Andrew Jenkins has nabbed the guest role of Percival, one of Arthur’s most loyal knights.
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Re: Season 5 Casting News

Postby Montreat11 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:20 pm

I just heard a rumor that the casting call they sent out for Rumple's mother was actually the one for Merida so we won't be seeing Rumple's mother this season.
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Re: Season 5 Casting News

Postby The Wiz of Oz » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:01 pm

Montreat11 wrote:I just heard a rumor that the casting call they sent out for Rumple's mother was actually the one for Merida so we won't be seeing Rumple's mother this season.


Not here they dont. It's possible Merida is Rumple's mother.

You do have Rumple’s mother coming in. Is there anything you can tell us about her or what side she brings out in Rumple?
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I would say people will see very clearly in the premiere what we intend to do with that character. of just eating your ramen, they’re trying to kill you.
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/07/11/once-upon-time-season-5-spoilers?hootPostID=3f58f766aefb99a8c7a264eca4c13527
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Re: Season 5 Casting News

Postby Montreat11 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:21 pm

Nope...goodness I wish I could add links as well as you do on here...Natalie Abrams just confirmed it on her twitter. Rumple's mom was a red herring and will not be appearing...
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Postby The Wiz of Oz » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:14 am

I see it now she just confirmed it was a red herring. She said wont be seeing her. At least for now
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Re: Season 5 Casting News

Postby The Wiz of Oz » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:38 pm

I require information on Once Upon a Time‘s Camelot crowd! –Meredith
This casting notice would seem to apply: For Season 5’s fourth episode, Once is guest-casting the role of a medieval manservant who is devoted to his employer but harbors a deep resentment… that may lead him to do very bad things.


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Re: Season 5 Casting News

Postby The Wiz of Oz » Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:09 pm

Next time you speak with Once Upon a Time creators Adam and Eddy, can you ask them about Belle’s storyline for Season 5A? Even a small hint would be greatly appreciated. –Betsy
Your wish has been granted! “We’ve always wondered what would happen if Belle and Merida went on an adventure together…,” EP Adam Horowitz shares. “We hope you do, too, because it’s coming!” P.S. On a related note, everything I heard from the cast at Comic-Con suggested that Amy Manson really “hits the bull’s-eye” as the Brave heroine. Bonus scoop: For Episode 5, Once is casting the possibly recurring role of Sir Lionel, a distinguished knight who sits at King Arthur’s Round Table and is a single father to his 13-year-old daughter, Violet.


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Re: Season 5 Casting News

Postby The Wiz of Oz » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:50 pm

Welcome back Ruby
“I hope there’s a full moon this year,” Once Upon a Time co-creator Eddy Kitsis coyly offered up as part of TVLine’s Fall Preview Q&A. “You never know who might come out….”
Well, now we know — for certain.

I can confirm exclusively that Meghan Ory is set to reprise her role as Ruby for multiple episodes during the ABC series’ Season 5A arc, which kicks off Sunday, Sept. 27.
After parting ways with Once to co-headline CBS’ Intelligence during the 2013-14 TV season, Ory most recently appeared as Ruby in the Season 3 finale, when all of Storybrooke squeezed into Granny’s for the Charmings’ baby naming.



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Re: Season 5 Casting News

Postby The Wiz of Oz » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:21 pm

MULAN IS BACK!!!


Mulan and Aurora shippers, prepare yourselves for something big.
When Once Upon a Time returns for season five, one half of the fan-favorite pair will be along for the ride, as E! News has exclusively learned that Jamie Chung will be reprising her role for a multi-episode run this fall.
Chung's Mulan hasn't been seen on the ABC hit since season three, when she ran off with Robin Hood (Sean Maguire) and his band of Merry Men after learning that the love of her life, Princess Aurora (Sarah Bolger), was pregnant with Prince Philip's (Julian Morris) baby. Yeah, it was complicated.
NEWS: Which OUAT couple is in jeopardy in season five?
While the details surrounding Mulan's return are being guarded more carefully than Rumplestiltskin's dagger, a reunion with Aurora is a possibility, now that the princess has made Storybrooke her home. And that reunion is something Chung has been looking forward to since her last appearance on the show, once telling E! News, "Are you kidding me? I think it would be really disappointing to leave the audience with this giant question mark. I would go back in a heartbeat."
At the time, her short-lived NBC series Believe kept her away, but Chung expressed hopes that, if AND when OUAT fans saw the character again, Mulan would get to enjoy a full-blown romance to "sink [her] teeth into with that character."
Fingers crossed there's an unhappy princess looking for love in Storybrooke, Mulan and Aurora shippers!


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Re: Season 5 Casting News

Postby The Wiz of Oz » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:21 pm

Dr. Whale will be returning.
Yes another chance for Ruby and Whale.
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Re: Season 5 Casting News

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Postby The Wiz of Oz » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:04 pm

Question: Any new Once Upon a Timescoop? —Patti
Ausiello: The show is casting a mysterious, dangerous and vindictive God-like figure known obscurely as “Distinguished Gentleman” or “DG.” Given that series co-creator Eddy Kitsis summed up Season 5B as “hell,” which quickly sparked speculation that the ABC series next will brave the Underworld, one must wonder if they’re thusly casting a very dapper Devil.
http://tvline.com/2015/10/22/once-upon- ... -spoilers/
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