Gil will romance JoAnna Garcia’s Ariel for several episodes this fall.
The search for the most perfect prince in all the land has finally come to an end; Gil McKinney has been cast as Prince Eric on the upcoming third season of Once Upon A Time, HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site TVLine is reporting.
Largely regarded as the handsomest prince in the Walt Disney universe, Eric will make his Once debut on the sixth episode of the show’s third season, appropriately titled “Ariel.”
Ariel, meanwhile, will be played by JoAnna Garcia, who recently tweeted her excitement over getting to slip on the little mermaid’s iconic fins:
Excited 2 finally be able to share that I will be swimming into @OnceABC as ‘Ariel’! So honored 2 be able to play such a beloved character! … Totally overwhelmed by this love! I have been an enormous fan of @OnceABC 4 so long! Grateful 2 have the support of all of its beloved fans!
If Gil’s phenomenal mug looks familiar to you, then you’ve probably caught one of his many guest appearances. To name just a few shows, Gil has been featured on The CW’s Supernatural, TNT’s Perception and NBC’s Friday Night Lights.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Gil as Eric? Is he as dreamy as you hoped? Drop a comment with your take on the latest Once casting below!
— Andy Swift