ONCE UPON A TIME Casts Its Hook: Colin O’Donoghue Is Captain James


From Neverland to Once Upon A Time, Colin O’Donoghue is hooked.

The Irish actor will play Captain James Hook in the second season of the ABC fantasy series, TV Line has confirmed.

Described as a handsome, fearsome and confident pirate ship captain, Hook relishes every challenge and never backs down from conflict, whether the reward is power, riches, or women. Equipped with the meticulous style and old-school manners of a proper gentleman, Hook is a vindictive enemy who will not rest until all his enemies have been hooked…and humiliated.

O’Donoghue is slated to make his appearance in Episode 4 of the new season.

It does read rather like the Hook from the Disney tales (as opposed to a major departure) which could mean he is without magic or the ability to use it, though we can’t rule that out 100% from the information currently available.

As I said recently, it’s going to be interesting to see how a character potentially devoid of magic attains magic/power, both in the land that was and Storybrooke. After all, Hook sounds like the type of fellow who would want to try his hand at magic.

Previously, the show’s producers stated that fellow Neverlander Tinkerbell is in their plans for Season 2, so we’ll see whether her path crosses with old Hook at some point.

If you haven’t already seen it, catch the OUAT Season 2 ‘Hook teaser’ below:

Once Upon A Time continues this fall on ABC.

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