ABC’s ‘Once Upon A Time’ have found their King Arthur in the form of British actor Liam Garrigan.
Garrigan has been a fairly frequent face on US and UK television having had roles in such series as ‘24: Live Another Day’, ‘Strike Back’ and the Starz miniseries ‘The Pillars of the Earth’.
The actor will make his first appearance as the legendary English King in the season five premier of the series, but will recur throughout the series.
The fifth season will see Prince Charming and Snow embarking on a search to seek out the Wizard Merlin in order to help them defeat The Dark One, who has taken up residence in their daughter Emma.
Though King Arthur has yet to be mentioned on the series, viewers know that Lancelot (Sinqua Walls, who will return in season 5) was disgraced from the Round Table over a woman—ahem, likely the not-yet-cast Guinevere, whom Arthur is said to harbor eternal love for.
“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 Edward Kitsis say.
‘Once Upon a Time’ returns on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.