ABC is introducing a new cast of characters in the new season of “Once Upon A Time,” which is set to return later year. The new storylines will introduce Gaston of “Beauty and the Beast” fame, he will appear in the fifth season of the popular show.
If you can get through this entire article without singing the words to Gaston’s narcissistic theme-song from Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” you’re a better person than I.
The actor playing the role of the dastardly, yet handsome, suitor of Belle is non-other than “True Blood” star Wes Brown. Variety was one of the first to report the casting, which has yet to be announced by ABC at the time this article was written. Fans of Brown may remember him from his other hit series like “90210,” “Private Practice” or “Hart of Dixie”.
Now Belle has been on the show before, as fans already know, so the introduction of Gaston will be part of her past. In the ABC hit Belle is played by Emilie de Ravin, the Gaston storyline will take place before she met Rumple according to Variety’s report.
While it’s exciting to see Belle’s character take the spotlight for a while, fans have a long wait ahead of them before any new episodes air. The “Once Upon A Time” season 5 Spring premiere is scheduled to air on Sunday, March 6, 2015. In the meantime you can catch up with previous seasons on ABC’s streaming service, you can also watch the first 11 episodes of season 5 on Hulu.