Kristin Bauer van Straten to return to ‘Once Upon a Time’ for major arc


Kristin Bauer van Straten returning to 'Once Upon a Time' for major arc (1)

With just a few days after ‘True Blood’ aired its final episode, Kristin Bauer van Straten has landed a new gig.

Technically, it’s an old gig, since True Blood’s ‘Pam’ has already guest-starred on “Once Upon a Time” as the villain Maleficent during a one-off episode on season 1.

The last guesting Kristin Bauer van Straten had with OUAT, she played Maleficent (stuck in dragon form) and was locked away in a cave under the clock tower at Storyville. Season 1 ended with Emma slaying the dragon. Maleficent was last seen at the end of Season 2.

According to reports, the True Blood alum will reprise her role during the second half of Once’s upcoming season. It is unclear if her “major arc” will be told after the highly anticipated Frozen storyline, or if the stories will go simultaneously.

Either way, it’s exciting to see Kristin in a badass role once more. Once Upon a Time returns Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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