Once Upon a Time Promotes Sean Maguire and Rebecca Mader

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As previously reported, Once Upon a Time Season 5 will feature a trio of new characters.

But we can also now confirm it will prominent feature a pair of returning characters:

Sean Maguire and Rebecca Mader (Robin Hood and Zelena, respectively) have both been promoted to series regulars on the popular ABC drama.

Sean Maguire and Rebecca Mader

Robin Hood, of course, serves as romantic interest to Regina, while Zelena sticking around for the long run likely means that having a baby will help her become a more productive resident of Storybrooke.

Once Upon a Tine concluded Season 4 by turning Emma dark and by teasing the arrival of Merlin, apparently the only person who can save the town’s previously well-meaning savior.

Look for Once Upon a Time Season 5 to kick off in late September.

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