9:55am PT by Philiana Ng
'Once Upon a Time' to Add 'Wonderland' Star as Series Regular
Once Upon a Time is expected to add a familiar face to its stable of core characters.
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland star Michael Socha is poised to join ABC's flagship series when the fairy-tale drama is officially renewed for a fourth season, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Socha plays Will Scarlet/Knave of Hearts in the Wonderland spinoff. On Friday, ABC canceled the 13-episode series -- originally intended to bridge the gap between Once seasons -- and announced that Thursday's closer would also serve as its final episode.
The news comes two days after Once said goodbye to series regular Michael Raymond-James, whose character Neal was killed off after a two-season run.
"The aftershocks of that will probably be felt for some time amongst our characters and how they deal with all the things going on," Once executive producer Adam Horowitz told THR. "We want to deal with it in a real way and let our characters and our audience mourn the character."
EW first reported the news.
Socha is repped by Artists Partnership in the U.K. and Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Nilon Entertainment.