Kristin Bauer van Straten has booked a return trip to Once Upon a Time.
EW has learned exclusively that the True Blood alum will reprise her dastardly role as villain Maleficent during the second half of Once’s upcoming season.
Could this mean that Maleficent will be season 4’s other big villain after the Frozen storyline? It’s unclear as of now, but Bauer will be back as a recurring guest star for a big arc, so here’s hoping this means the show will dive more into her past, as well as Aurora’s history.
The last we saw of Maleficent, she was locked away in a cave under the clock tower, stuck in dragon form until she was slain by Emma in the season 1 finale. She then came back in nightmarish zombie form at the end of season 2.
Once Upon a Time returns Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
There was never a doubt that HBO would take True Blood one last time to Comic Con, and the final panel has been announced. There’s no confirmation that ALL of the listed cast will be attending, but I would be surprised if they didn’t. I may or may not be in attendance at the panel but will have photos and media for you in the days following the Con.
Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated True Blood kicked off its 10-episode seventh and final season June 22 on HBO. The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Oscar and Golden Globe Award winner Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, and vampires Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Brian Buckner serves as executive producer of the series, which also features Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam; Joe Manganiello as Alcide, Carrie Preston as Arlene Bellefleur, and Chris Bauer as Andy Bellefleur, Anna Camp as Sarah Newlin and Nathan Parsons as James. Oscar and Emmy Award winner Alan Ball created and is also an executive producer on the series, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly.
Question: Alexander Skarsgard’s True Blood credits on IMDb only list Episode 2 of Season 7. Please tell me that this is a mistake and there will be more of Eric than that. —Linda
Ausiello: It’s a mistake and there will be more of Eric than that. A lot more of Eric. And if you’re a fan of Eric-Pam, then you’re going to love the July 20 episode. I’ve got two words for you, one of them is “trip” and the other is “road.”
Sorry to all Truebies hitting Calgary, I know I’m a little sad I won’t be seeing Kristin this time around but she does make it to many conventions every year so there’s always a chance to see her! It just makes the wait all that more exciting.
It’s good to be Pam.. I mean back. Because being Pam right now searching for a lost Maker really sounds like it’s going to get dirty, and we all know how much Pam loves that.
Exciting news gang, Kristin’s going to Calgary in April for CalgaryExpo! The last time she was in Calgary was during the Women’s show a few years back and it’s nice to see her back in my home province. I’ll be heading to the expo to see Kristin and hopefully make her panel to take pics!
Despite the fact I’ve met her before, this will be our first actual not hectic insane Comic Con meet! So that’s very exciting for me!
Please join me and other fans across the planet in wishing our favorite Vamp a Very Happy 40th Birthday! We hope she has a ultrafabulous day! Be sure to send her your love by tweeting her @Bauervanstraten! And if you want to send her a present of any kind, please look at making a donation to the Amanda Foundation or fostering an orphaned baby elephant at sheldrickwildlifetrust.org.