Merrin Dungey Joins ‘Once Upon a Time’ as Ursula

Once Upon a Time is preparing to bring fans a villain trifecta in the later half of the season and has found its Ursula in Alias alum Merrin Dungey.

The Frozen storyline will wrap up by the end of the first half of the season and will make way for a whole new villain, or set of villains, to terrorize Storybrooke. It was announced today that, along with Victoria Smurfit’s Cruella De Vil and Kristin Bauer van Straten’s return as Maleficent, Merrin Dungey has officially joined the cast in a recurring role as the evil queen from under the sea herself, Ursula.

Not many details on the plot for the back half of the season have been released, but the appearance of the villains seems to open up the doors for the return of Ariel and Aurora (who made a brief appearance with her and Philip’s baby during a recent episode). Perhaps we’ll get more Little Mermaid characters thrown into the mix as well. I’d love to see Flounder or Scuttle make an appearance!

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