The "reinterpretation" of "Once Upon a Time" now has a new version of Tiana and her mother.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Robin Givens has been cast to play Tiana's mother Eudora in "Once" Season 7, which premieres on October 6. It was previously revealed that Mekia Cox would be joining the cast in the role of "The Princess and the Frog" beauty Tiana.
EW says Givens will be in at least one episode as Eudora, described as "a loving mother to Tiana and benevolent noblewoman. Formerly wealthy, now facing financial disaster, she handles the transition with grace and inner moral strength."
EW later added this bonus Tiana update:
Thanks for the Tiana scoop! Anything else you can share about Once Upon a Time? — Pret
How about some more Tiana news? I can exclusively reveal that Mekia Cox has been upped to series regular. The Princess and the Frog heroine, whose cursed counterpart is named Sabine, will get the flashback treatment in episode 5. "We're not redoing the movie, but we're taking it as a jumping off point," executive producer Adam Horowitz says. "We have a OUAT spin."
This latest casting follows other new character news, including Dania Ramirez as the new Cinderella, with Gabrielle Anwar as the new wicked stepmother, Lady Tremaine. Adelaide Kane is Cinderella's "super wicked" stepsister Drizella. Rose Reynolds is playing a new version of Alice, with Emma Booth as The Witch.
Jennifer Morrison is bringing back Emma Swan for just one episode this season, with the rest of the story following Hook, Regina, Rumple, and the adult Henry with his daughter Lucy.
"Once Upon a Time" Season 7 will air on a new night, Friday, starting October 6 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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