2:21 pm - 07/23/2013

Once Upon a Time Exclusive: Robin Hood Recast!

Someone has made like the Prince of Thieves and “stolen” the role of Robin Hood for Once Upon a Time Season 3.

With Merlin‘s Tom Ellis, as previously reported, unavailable to return to the role he played in the Belle-centric Season 2 episode “Lacey,” fellow Brit Sean Maguire will play the character for a recurring arc, TVLine has learned exclusively.

In addition to playing TV’s Kröd Mändoon (pictured at right), Maguire’s credits include the UK crime drama Scott & Bailey and miniseries Bedlam, Criminal Minds, The Class and Off Centre. He also costarred on the BBC soap EastEnders, as Aidan Brosnan.

Once opens its new season on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 8/7c.


bodyline 23rd-Jul-2013 07:33 pm (UTC)

why does naveen get shafted to the flop spin-off and we get more flopin hood on the main show???
xpirate_queenx 23rd-Jul-2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
Waitwhat?! I'd heard he was cast as Jafar (perfect imo), but...in the Alice in Wonderland show?

That's it, ABC, you and me are done professionally.
bodyline 23rd-Jul-2013 07:41 pm (UTC)
lol yep. makes so much sense, right?
zephyrkist 23rd-Jul-2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
well maybe he'll get more screen time that way?
bodyline 23rd-Jul-2013 07:56 pm (UTC)
he's a poc so not likely
crysania4 23rd-Jul-2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
Or...you know...it might not be a flop.
bodyline 23rd-Jul-2013 08:49 pm (UTC)
have you seen the trailer
crysania4 23rd-Jul-2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
Yes. And I thought it looked great.
bodyline 23rd-Jul-2013 08:52 pm (UTC)
well we'll have to agree to disagree on that but considering the state of the main show as it is, i have very little hope that the spin-off is going to be better, especially since the season hasn't even started and they're already stuffing in unnecessary characters
lovepollution 23rd-Jul-2013 07:35 pm (UTC)
When I went to the Smash Hits roadshow in 1993 he waved at me from the tour bus. It was extra random since I didn't wave first. But LOL at his pop career.
vehiclesshockme 23rd-Jul-2013 07:36 pm (UTC)
There are only two Robin Hoods ever in my world.

josiefier 23rd-Jul-2013 07:37 pm (UTC)
war_machine_rox 23rd-Jul-2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
The best ones lbr

I had such a strange crush on fox Robin Hood.
hadefuldtkind 23rd-Jul-2013 07:44 pm (UTC)
lmao same
crysania4 23rd-Jul-2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
You mean I'm not the only one? TOTAL crush on fox Robin Hood.
danelover18 24th-Jul-2013 12:26 am (UTC)
Its the voice, man. Took me years to accept that the voice was just fucking DREAMY! Pair that with the cartoon's swag and its drool worthy.
larrylurker 23rd-Jul-2013 07:42 pm (UTC)
Why do you continue to disrespect Kevin Costner, shockme?
hadefuldtkind 23rd-Jul-2013 07:44 pm (UTC)
endingonfire 23rd-Jul-2013 07:50 pm (UTC)
I had the BIGGEST crush on Disney's Robin. Not a furry tho, I stg.
melbournegirl 23rd-Jul-2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
Tight tights!
nalty7 23rd-Jul-2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
favorite movies EVER
firstblush 23rd-Jul-2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
kaiserschmarrn 23rd-Jul-2013 07:37 pm (UTC)
Downgrade. As someone who still watches OUAT, I'm saddened by this news but at the same time I'm glad that Tom Ellis is free to pursue better projects.
asha_greyjoy 23rd-Jul-2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
i forgot they even had a robin hood

there are way to many characters
josiefier 23rd-Jul-2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
Poor guy tbh. I will be shocked if Once gets a fourth season with the clusterfuck it's become.
rabbitncavylove 24th-Jul-2013 02:43 am (UTC)
I think ABC loves the show. I'd be surprised if it is cancelled since they pushed it really big at Comic Con.
meganlynn09 23rd-Jul-2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
Oh. I liked seeing Tom Ellis' face as Robin Hood.

Wait. Tom was on Merlin? I only remember him from Doctor Who.

Anyway. Is there any good news about S3? I am wavering, I figured I wouldn't be watching but a part of me doesn't want to give it up.
viudanegra 23rd-Jul-2013 08:16 pm (UTC)
Ariel makes an appearance in the new promo
starlysh 23rd-Jul-2013 07:43 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised Robin Hood is coming back. Like, why? Unless Maid Marion's baby ends up being important.

I love the Lost-format of this show, but I'm starting to really only care about the present-day story. Except for the costumes in the flashbacks.
honeebs 23rd-Jul-2013 07:46 pm (UTC)
Mr. Maguire!!
I shit you not, I was just thinking about him. I wanted to know why Eve's show isn't in syndication.
sansim 24th-Jul-2013 01:29 am (UTC)

iantoj 23rd-Jul-2013 07:56 pm (UTC)
The amount they hyped up Robin Hood being in the episode, he only ended up being in it for like five seconds. Surprised they are bringing him back.
ljubavirakija 23rd-Jul-2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
I remember him from Off Centre with Cho
drop_and_roll 23rd-Jul-2013 08:20 pm (UTC)
I can't believe they didn't mention his pop career.
prophecypro 23rd-Jul-2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
Never forget
lunaserenade 23rd-Jul-2013 08:31 pm (UTC)
Damn I love Tom Ellis. :
bodyline 23rd-Jul-2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
meanwhile why aren't they bringing back LANCELOT?! aka the one fans were actually checkin' for
londonshowers 23rd-Jul-2013 08:52 pm (UTC)
Hopefully Tom Ellis is just filming th next series of Miranda so we don't have to wait 2 years again
flyingpigs_live 23rd-Jul-2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
lol this mess
mofette 23rd-Jul-2013 09:36 pm (UTC)
I have been in love with him since September 1992. SO MUCH IN LOVE.
solestella 23rd-Jul-2013 09:50 pm (UTC)
I bet that Robin is Hook's papa.
insecuredesign 23rd-Jul-2013 11:15 pm (UTC)
Robin would have to be 300 years older for that though, since he's around Belle's age not Rumple's, who knew Hook before he became The Dark One.

But otherwise I could totally see them pulling that shit.
solestella 23rd-Jul-2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
yeah I thought of that too, but then with all the portal jumps it could still be possible

the second Hook mentioned his thieving dad on the run from the po-po I was all ajfajdfjaljlkf. Otherwise why even bother showing us Robin for less than 5 minutes with a pregnant Marian? Plus, it would explain why Hook is a "gentleman".

insecuredesign 23rd-Jul-2013 11:41 pm (UTC)
That's true! Maybe he didn't purposely leave hook but got thrown into a portal instead? And that's why Hook never saw his father again.

But either way the Robin Hood story is boring af.

And then there's the Hook was actually Peter Pan theory. I could kind of buy it at first, because it definitely was an interesting theory, but after the season finale it would make no sense at all. Which is why I find it amusing that people still keep insisting that he is lol.
paparatti 24th-Jul-2013 12:58 am (UTC)
I'm just here to say "lol Sean Maguire" like the rest of the Brits here. Super random.
randommakings 24th-Jul-2013 07:48 am (UTC)
Well he was only on the screen for like a minute I doubt anyone will notice
quirkyblah38 24th-Jul-2013 08:44 am (UTC)
will he still be mute? Rumple-- Gold did magic away his tongue, (before beating the shit out of him with his cane)
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