Good news for all you Oncers!
Once Upon A Time has named another prince for its highly anticipated upcoming third season! Yes, it looks like Ariel (to be played by JoAnna Garcia Swisher) will get to have her Prince Eric. Gil McKinney, a Supernatural and Friday Night Lights alum, has been tapped to portray the dashing prince.
Both characters will make their debuts in the aptly titled sixth episode of the upcoming season: “Ariel.” Perhaps we’ll meet them in the show’s exploration of Neverland? We’ll have to wait and see.
McKinney is perhaps most recognizable for his turn on The CW’s hit show Supernatural as Sam and Dean’s grandfather on their father’s side. He also played a love interest of Julie’s on the final season of cult classic, Friday Night Lights. McKinney has also made appearances on some of the most popular shows on TV – Castle, Grey’s Anatomy, and CSI among them.
In other Once Upon A Time news, today we got our first look at Rose McIver as the one and only Tinkerbell! True to past incarnations, one of the show’s producers describes McIver’s Tink as “very strong, a lot of fun and not afraid to go out and have a few shots. And although her heart is usually in the right place, she is mischievous.” And she’s adorable, too! We see her with a young-looking Regina. Any guesses what they’re up to?
Once Upon A Time returns to ABC Sunday, September 29 at 8 PM!