Prince Eric will be part of Ariel’s world on the upcoming season of ‘Once Upon a Time.’ TVLine exclusively reports that the hunky prince who falls for the mermaid with big human dreams will be played by Gil McKinney.
During the third season, McKinney will appear as Ariel’s one true love in multiple episodes. As we reported last month, JoAnna Garcia Swisher will be swimming onto the scene as the redheaded beauty. Both will show up in the sixth episode titled "Ariel."
Despite the close-mouthed reports on Ariel and Eric’s story, there have been speculations popping up all over the online community. For example, many fans are guessing that the Storybrooke gang will bump into the couple while traveling through Neverland. The run-in might not go smoothly for Regina, as she is said to have had “trouble” with a mermaid. Hmm...is it Ariel? Some are also questioning if Regina is also the tentacled and evil Ursula.
It definitely sounds like there will be trouble under the sea and on land. What are your thoughts?
For those wracking their brains on where they’ve seen McKinney before, he’s starred in several TV shows. Recently, he appeared on The CW series ‘Supernatural’ as Dean and Sam’s grandfather. He’s the one who introduced the Winchester brothers to the Men of Letters and also to their new headquarters/home.
Are you excited to see him portray Prince Eric?
‘Once Upon a Time’ returns Sunday, Sept. 29 at 8/7c.