Once Upon A Time casts Andrew J. West

Andrew J. West is heading to Storybrooke.

The Walking Dead alum has been cast in the fairy tale drama and is slated to make his debut in the Season 6 finale, with the potential for a bigger arc in season seven if the show is renewed.

West was recruited for Once Upon A Time by co-creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis after his recent recurring spot on their Freeform series Dead of Summer

The news was first reported by TVLine.

Details about the role are scarce, but TVLine previously reported that Once Upon A Time was casting a “strong yet vulnerable” leading man in his late 20s to mid-30s, a guy who was once optimistic and hopeful but now is a friendless, cynical recluse. (Sound a bit like S1 Emma, doesn’t it?). That said, he still possesses a dormant, deep-seated spark of hope that waits for the right person to reignite it. (Ahem, Emma again).

This description, of course, has led fans to speculate that we could be looking at future Henry. It kind of adds up, doesn’t it? The only thing that doesn’t really add up is – what would have to happen to Henry to put him in this frame of mind?

Don’t answer. I already know what. Nothing good.

And, no offense, Once Upon A Time, but if season six is to be the end of the line for the characters we’ve grown to love, we want a happy ending. A big one. Like, everything tied up in one big ginormous bow. Smiles all around. You know, the classic “and they lived happily ever after” kinda deal.

That’s the spirit of the show, after all.

Once Upon A Time airs Sundays at 8/7c on ABC.

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