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'Once Upon a Time' Finds Its Captain Hook in the 'Rite' Star

August 4, 2012 (1:29 am) GMT
Colin O'Donoghue has been cast in a pivotal role of Peter Pan's nemesis, who will first appear in the fourth episode of season 2.
Colin O'Donoghue

"" has added another actor to the cast ensemble of season 2 to play Captain Hook. It's Irish actor who lands the pivotal role of the villainous pirate captain. He will first appear in the fourth episode of the show's sophomore season.

The ABC show's version of the Peter Pan nemesis is described as "a confident pirate who never backs down from a fight; a man who seeks to crush and humiliate his enemies," according to Entertainment Weekly. Still, he "has the meticulous style and manners of a proper gentleman."

The character has been teased in a preview video that was screened during the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con in July. In it, a man whose face is unseen breaks into Mr. Gold's pawn shop and steals a hook to be put back on his hand.

"Once Upon a Time" will return with all-new episodes starting Sunday, September 30 at 8 P.M. on ABC. Other fairytale characters who will make appearance on the fantasy series include Mulan who will be portrayed by , and Sleeping Beauty who will be played by Sarah Bolger.

Colin O'Donoghue previously appeared as Duke Philip of Bavaria on "" and as Conor Elliott on award-winning Irish medical drama series "The Clinic". He made his big screen debut in 2011's "", which also stars .

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