ONCE UPON A TIME Casts FROZEN's Pabbie and Hans!
Creator Adam Horowitz took to Twitter today to reveal two new members of the FROZEN storyline for ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME. John Rhys-Davies is lending his vocal talents to the role of 'Pabbie the Troll King' -- adoptive father to Kristoff -- with Tyler Jacob Moore playing 'Hans', Anna's first suitor.
- Adam Horowitz (@AdamHorowitzLA) July 28, 2014
Excited to welcome @tylerjacobmoore to #OnceUponATime as #Frozen's Hans. Hope you come meet him this fall in Season 4!
- Adam Horowitz (@AdamHorowitzLA) July 29, 2014
Pabbie was originally voiced by Ciarán Hinds in the Disney film, and Hans was played by Broadway's Santino Fontana. OUAT's FROZEN storyline will feature Elizabeth Lail (Anna), Georgina Haig (Elsa), Scott Michael Foster (Kristoff) and Elizabeth Mitchell in a role to be announced.
Davies is probably best known for playing 'Gimli' in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Among his other screen credits are the Indiana Jones movies, The Untouchables, Shogun, Sliders, Robin of Sherwood, The Living Daylights, I, Claudius, Freelancer and more.
A relative newcomer, Moore has appeared on TV in Shameless, NCIS, Private Practice, Rules of Engagement, GCB, Emily Owens, M.D., Revenge and more.
The upcoming season is expected to take place following the events depicted in the Disney film. A sneak peek at season four of Once Upon a Time was screened last weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con. Check it out here.
FROZEN tells the story of fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) who sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven-to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
What do you think of the new casting?