Liam Garrigan to Play King Arthur in ONCE UPON A TIME
Camelot has found its chosen king.
BroadwayWorld has learned that Liam Garrigan (24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY) has been cast as King ARTHUR in ONCE UPON A TIME. The actor will debut on the show's season five premiere and will be a regular on the show. King ARTHUR is not the first of the characters of the legendary Camelot to appear in the show however. Viewers are already acquainted with Sir Lancelot who has at this point in the series fallen from the graces of the KINGDOM because of an as of yet uncast Guinevere.
"As we do on Once Upon a Time, we're doing our own twist on Camelot, on Arthur's background and on his relationships with Merlin, Guinevere and Lancelot," executive producer Adam Horowitz and Edwart Kitsis told EW.
Season five is set to premiere on September 27, 2015 at 8pm on ABC, with Camelot playing a large part in the new season.
Liam Garrigan is an English theatre and television actor. As a youth he attended classes at Kingston upon Hull's Northern Stage Company and was a student at Wyke College, Kingston upon Hull.
Garrigan trained as a professional actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the City of London. He has appeared in BBC TV dramas Holby City, Doctors, The Chase and ITV1's Agatha Christie's Marple. He also portrayed Alfred in the Starz TV miniseries The Pillars of the Earth. He appeared in Ultimate Force as Corporal Edward Dwyer during the third series. He also starred in the 2008 and 2010 seasons of Irish drama series, RTÉ's Raw. In January 2011, Garrigan starred in the second series of BBC One's wartime drama serial Land Girls. In January 2014, Garrigan appeared in Silent Witness.
Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that premiered on October 23, 2011, on ABC. The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are characters from various fairy tales transported to the "real world" town and robbed of their real memories by a powerful curse. Episodes typically feature a primary storyline in Storybrooke, as well as a secondary storyline from another point in a character's life before the curse was enacted. The show airs Sundays at 8:00 pm ET/7:00 pm CT.
Once Upon a Time was created by Lost and Tron: Legacy writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. Its first season received "generally favorable" reviews from critics. Metacritic gave it a score of 66 out of 100 based on 26 reviews. The pilot episode was watched by 12.93 million viewers and achieved an adult 18-49 rating/share of 4.0/10. The second season premiered on September 30, 2012, to an audience of 11.36 million, while the third season began on September 29, 2013, opening to 8.52 million viewers. In May 2014, ABC renewed the show for its fourth season, premiering in September 2014 to an audience of 9.47 million viewers. The series was renewed for a fifth season in May 2015.
A spin-off series, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, consisting of 13 episodes, premiered on October 10, 2013, and concluded on April 3, 2014.
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