ABC is currently searching for new actors to cast for the newest season of its hit TV series "Once Upon A Time," as they are set to write in new characters Sinbad and Scheherazade for the upcoming sixth season, whose premiere episode is titled "The Savior."
According to TVLine, the TV network is looking for an actor of Middle Eastern or North African descent in his 30s to play Sinbad, the sailor who became rich through his voyage through seven seas. The same publication describes the character as a "roguishly charming and quick-witted hero who knows the power of kindness but as of late has lost faith in his ability to lead his people."
On the other hand, the TV network is also searching for a regal-looking Arabic woman to play Scheherazade, a queen and the storyteller of the "One Thousand and One Nights," a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories during the Golden Age. Sinbad's story is featured in this collection. She is described to be a strong woman who "never goes down without a fight."
Fans saw that in "Once Upon A Time" Season 5's finale, Mr Hyde (played by Sam Witwer) transported characters from the Land of the Untold Stories into Storybrooke due to a "back door deal" with Rumplestiltskin.
As "Once Upon A Time" Season 6 explores this Land of the Untold Stories and its characters, executive producer Adam Horowitz shared that this setting will be, "a place filled with escaped refugees seeking sanctuary - a place where time literally stops." Although he did not add to what extent time will stop, it will be interesting to see how this will affect the plot and the lives of the characters on the show.
According to Design & Trend, the Evil Queen will definitely appear in "Once Upon A Time" Season 6, and she's out to seek revenge from Regina. It was seen in the last season that Regina attempted to get rid of the Evil Queen by literally ripping out her heart. This attempt was unsuccessful, and as vengeance, the Evil Queen "would show Regina what ripping away everyone's happy ending truly looks like," according to co-creator Edward Kitsis.
"Once Upon A Time" Season 6 will premiere on ABC on Sept. 25 at 8pm.