Once Upon a Time has found the perfect actress to play the sea goddess, Ursula, in the second arc of season 4!
Merrin Dungey (Alias) has been cast to take on the role of Ursula, the nefarious sea goddess known for tricking Ariel into giving up her voice for a chance to walk among humans and find her true love.
Ursula has previously made an appearance on OUAT. In season 3, she was impersonated by Regina (Lana Parrilla) to trick Ariel. She later came to life with the help of CGI, voiced by Yvette Nicole Brown, and warned Regina not to impersonate her again.
Other villains set to join the show’s second arc of season 4 include Cruella de Vil, played by Victoria Smurfit, who will make her first appearance in the winter finale, episode 14, titled “Heroes and Villains.” Kristin Bauer van Straten will return to her role as Maleficent and, presumably, stick around for longer than one or two episodes.
It isn’t clear, at this point, why three big Disney villains are all arriving for the same arc, but I trust the Once Upon a Time creators and writers to work their magic once again and give fans and viewers a truly gripping and unique story.
Once Upon a Time season 4, episode 9 “Fall” will air Sunday, November 30 at 8PM EST on ABC.
What do you think these three Disney villains will be getting up to in season 4?