Being Human alum Sam Witwer joins Once Upon a Time as evil mental hospital warden

The long-running modern fantasy series Once Upon a Time is adding a fan favorite genre alum in Season 5. If you’re missing Being Human, we have some very good news.

Deadline reports Sam Witwer, likely best known to Syfy fans for his role on Being Human (he also voices Darth Maul in Star Wars: Clone Wars and Rebels), has joined Once Upon a Time in a recurring role. Witwer will reportedly play a new character named Jacob, described as “the evil and overbearing warden on a mental institution.”

He’s one of two new cast additions, along with Hank Harris (Popular), who will play a patient at the asylum. TV Line reports the two new characters might actually be brothers, though the casting news doesn’t confirm that theory. The two characters are set to be introduced late in Season 5, with their roles likely rolling over into the upcoming sixth season.

Are you glad to see Witwer pop up in another genre series? Do you think these two will be a good fit for the Once Upon a Time universe?

(Via Deadline)

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