New cast members revealed for season 5 of 'Once Upon a Time'

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Season five of Once Upon a Time will at least partially take place in Camelot. Merlin, King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and Percival will all be present, and now have all been cast.

As we previously reported, Sinqua Walls (pictured here) will be reprising his role as Lancelot, and Liam Garrigan has been cast as King Arthur. Many fans were wondering if we’d get to see more of the LOST actors cross over, but alas that is not the case.

According to Deadline, Merlin will be portrayed by Elliot Knight, who is known for his roles as Sinbad on the Syfy series by the same name, and Aiden Walker on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder. Joana Metrass will play the “headstrong” yet passionate Guinevere. Metrass has starred in several Hispanic TV shows, but is relatively unknown in the U.S. She played Ruri Lima in the 2014 film The Spoiler, and will have a part in the upcoming The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Knight and Metrass are pictured below.


It turns out that there will be more Arthurian characters than just the main quartet. Once Upon a Time will also employee Andrew Jenkins to play the role of Percival, who is described as one of the most loyal knights in Camelot. Jenkins is a Canadian actor known for his TV performances as Cody in The Killing, and Ted Laufer in Wayward Pines. He also guest starred in the Supernatural episode “Slumber Party.”


So far, there has been no word on who might land the role of Rumple’s mother, but it was revealed at the San Diego Comic Con Once Upon a Time panel that fans can expect to see the character of Merida from Brave. The role will be performed by Amy Manson London, a fact verified by Adam Horowitz himself.


London has a history of performing in the sci-fi fantasy/horror genre, with credits that include Pumpkinhead: Blood Fued, Blood Monkey, and Not Another Happy Ending. She has also guess starred in several TV series, such as Torchwood, Being Human, and Misfits.


Some have previously questioned whether Rumple’s mother will turn out to be another fairy tale character such as Merida or Merlin’s Vivien. The casting call for Rumple’s mother lists her name as Evanna, so if she were to be Merida, she would have to be part of a dual storyline that would support her changing her name. There is always the possibility that her story ties in with Merida’s or that Merida’s story ties in with Camelot. We can only wait and see!

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