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'Once Upon a Time' casts Ariel

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Joanna Garcia Swisher
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JoAnna Garcia Swisher is coming to Once Upon a Time!

EW confirms that the  Privileged alum will play the iconic mermaid Ariel starting in the sixth episode of the new season and will appear in at least two episodes. TV Guide first reported her casting.

News of the actress’s new gig comes just weeks after EW broke the news that Rose McIver would be stepping in to fill the role of Tinkerbell, who is set to debut in the third season as well.

For more on what’s coming up on Once Upon a Time, including teases on the return of Giancarlo Esposito, head over to Spoiler Room.