By James Hibberd and Natalie Abrams
Updated November 04, 2014 at 09:27 PM EST
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Once Upon a Time is stocking up on familiar characters in the second half of its fourth season.

EW has learned exclusively that Dracula alum Victoria Smurfit has been cast as an iconic character who will first be teased in the winter finale. Further details on the role are being kept under lock and key, but she will recur. Any guesses on who she’s playing?

Smurfit also joins the returning Kristin Bauer van Straten, who will reprise her role as the evil Maleficent later this season.

Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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