After it was confirmed that Ariel would be joining the Once Upon a Time cast this coming series, and rumors reached the Internet that we may also get to see Eric, we’ve been anxiously awaiting any casting news. Now, Gil McKinney (Supernatural, Friday Night Lights) has been confirmed as the man cast to play the mermaid’s prince.
McKinney will debut in the sixth episode of the series, “Ariel,” although the plot for both characters is still unknown. TV Line did mention, however, that the gang currently aboard the Jolly Rodger could bump into the mermaid whilst in Neverland. Could this involve a flashback, considering that the clip shown at Comic-Con had Ariel in Storybrooke? Or maybe she got sucked up by the portal with the ship at the end of series two?
Once Upon a Time returns to ABC, Sunday, 29 September at 8/7c.