‘Once Upon a Time’: Ernie Hudson to Play Poseidon

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Once Upon a Time” has added yet another character to its ever-growing “Little Mermaid” cast.

Ernie Hudson is set to play Poseidon, ABC has confirmed to Variety.

Hudson will play the father of Ursula (Merrin Dungey), first reported by Deadline, and will interact with JoAnna Garcia Swisher, who’s reprising her role as Ariel. He’ll make his debut on episode 15 of the current fourth season.

In other “Once” news, Eion Bailey is making his return as Pinocchio in multiple Season 4 episodes, Variety has confirmed.

“Once Upon a Time” returns from its midseason hiatus with new episodes on March 1.


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  1. cartoons8 says:

    The animators deliver where it counts, in the expressions of Ariel and Prince Eric, whose love-at-first-sight is sweet but not saccharine.

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