Once the news was announced, Garcia took to her Twitter account to thank fans for their support, writing, “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!”
The character will first appear in the sixth episode of the show’s third season, which is appropriately titled, “Ariel.” Like many of the other infamous fairy tale characters represented on the show, the producers plan to put their own twist on Ariel’s background.
Mermaids have been mentioned more than once in Storybrooke and never in a favorable light. We’re guessing Ariel will have a history with one or more of our favorite characters, especially the ones who have been to Neverland in the past.
Garcia’s most recent role was on NBC’s short-lived “Animal Practice.” The actress’ other TV appearances include “Royal Pains”, “Better with You”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “Privileged”, “Gossip Girl” and “Reba.”
TV Guide was the first to report the casting.