Variety is reporting that Wes Brown (True Blood) has been cast as Gaston for the fifth season of Once Upon a Time, which is set to return this March.
Gaston was previously played by Sage Brocklebank, who briefly appeared in season one.
The hunter’s story is said to take place in a time before Belle (Emilie de Ravin) met Rumple (Robert Carlyle), offering a twist on the original story of Beauty and the Beast.
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There was an enchanted forest filled with all the classic fairy tale characters we know and love… until a curse trapped them in a place called Storybrooke. After the curse was broken, new dangers, magical forces, and exciting worlds have continued to emerge. Now, the fairytale characters cope with Emma’s new role as The Dark One and begin the search for Merlin. This is a journey that will take our heroes from the Enchanted Forest to Camelot and along the way bring many surprises, including encounters with a brave and headstrong Scottish princess named Merida.
Once Upon a Time is set to return on ABC on March 6th.