Published On: Fri, Dec 26th, 2014

‘Once Upon a Time’ season 4 casting update: Ernie Hudson, Sebastian Roche

Ernie Hudson has been cast as King Poseidon in ABC’s Once Upon A Time joining the all-star cast on the show’s fourth season. Also cast was Sebrastian Roche as Aurora’s King Stefan.

Ursula photo Once upon a timeHudson will reportedly appear in “episode 15 of the fairytale drama’s current fourth season. In a twist, in addition to being the the powerful deity of legend, in the OUAT world, we will also discover that Poseidon is the father of the villainous Ursula, played by Merrin Dungey. The two will be joined by JoAnna Garcia Swisher, who will be reprising her role as Ariel,” according to the Deadline report.

Roche, popular for his role as Mikael on The Originals, Vampire Diaries, will play Sleeping Beauty’s dad who was “wronged the sorceress Maleficent during the past and she came back now to curse his daughter Aurora, played by Kristin Bauer.”

The second half of Once Upon a Time’s fourth season will also see Merrin Dungey, Victoria Smurfit and Eion Bailey joining the cast. Smurfit will play Cruella de Vil and Dungey as Ursula.

Season 4 is set to return on Sunday night, March 1st,2015 at 8pm ET.

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