Much of season 5 on ABC's fairytale show will be centered on Emma being the Dark One, but we know nothing can fix that until the group finds Merlin. Fans have been waiting patiently for that even longer than for the new look of Emma after having given into the dark side.
But ABC has finally found it's Merlin in Elliot Knight, a British actor known for Syfy's Sinbad as well as having a few episode run in How to Get Away with Murder. He's a far cry from how we normally know Merlin, which when I think of him I see something that is a cross between Dumbledore and Gandalf, but it will be interesting to see this new take on the wizard that we know so well.
Also joining the cast is Joanna Metrass, as Guinevere. Guinevere is known as exceptional beauty, one that men have fought over, and Joanna definitely fits that bill. I am excited to see what she brings to the role.
Rounding out the "round table" will be Andrew Jenkins, who will play Percival, King Arthur's most loyal knight. I mean, he has to be with Lancelot having been driven away thanks to his affair with Guinevere.
It's nice to see such new faces added to the cast, and I, for one, can't wait to see where Camelot takes us.
Once Upon a Time returns Sunday, September 27th, to ABC.