By Natalie Abrams
Updated November 10, 2015 at 07:23 PM EST
Credit: Jack Rowand/ABC

Victoria Smurfit is set to reprise her role as Cruella de Vil on Once Upon a Time, EW has learned.

Unlike the numerous other familiar faces making their way back to the ABC fairy-tale drama, Smurfit will not appear in the landmark 100th outing, but will pop up in multiple episodes during the second half of the season.

Smurfit made her debut as the infamous 101 Dalmatians villain during season 4 as part of the Queens of Darkness, who were attempting to get the Author to write them happy endings. Able to control animals using magic, Cruella was ultimately killed by Emma (Jennifer Morrison).

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Smurfit joins previously announced returning alums, including Barbara Hershey, reprising her role as Cora, Robbie Kay, back as Peter Pan, and Giancarlo Esposito as Sidney Glass, a.k.a. the Magic Mirror.

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

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Once Upon a Time

Everything you’ve ever read about fairy tales is true—the residents of Storybrooke are living proof.

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