‘Once Upon a Time’ has officially cast the role of Ariel’s Prince Eric for the upcoming season! Eric will be played by Gil McKinney. McKinney is most notably known for his roles as Derek Bishop on Friday Night Lights and John Winchester’s father Henry in the hit CW show Supernatural. Our prince joins his princess Ariel who will be portrayed by the former Reba star, JoAnna Garcia-Swisher.
Ariel was seen in a teaser trailer shown at this years San Diego Comic-Con interacting with Grumpy in Storybrook, yet it seems we will catch our first real glimpses of the character in Neverland, which will be the start of season 3. Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Regina (Lana Parrilla) clash as they race to rescue their son Henry. Joining them on their trip on the Jolly Roger are Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle), Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), and Charming (Josh Dallas).
Once Upon a Time season 3 premieres Sunday September 29th at 8/7c on ABC with ‘The Heart of the Truest Believer.’