ABC’s fairy tale drama Once Upon a Time‘s upcoming fourth season will not feature not one, but three Frozen characters in one icy overhaul.
Along with the introduction of Queen Elsa, Once will also welcome her sister Anna and ice merchant Kristoff for the first half arch of season four.
TVLine reports that casting is currently underway for the roles of Elsa (who is reported to star in approximately nine episodes), Anna and Kristoff (who will recur in a slightly smaller manner).
Here are ABC’s character breakdowns:
Elsa:| The Queen of Arendelle, this late-20s/early-30s beauty long struggled to control her “chilling” powers and even unleashed upon her town an eternal winter during her coronation. Ultimately, she realized that the key to controlling her powers is love — namely, her bond with sister Anna — and now she is aware of the threat she poses if she were to lose control of her magic again (in which instance Vancouver weather could rival Winnipeg’s!)
Anna: Elsa’s slightly younger sister is a fun-loving, fearless optimist who often gets herself into situations where she is in over her head, yet is able to triumph due to her resourcefulness and can-do spirit. She values her relationship with her sister above all else.
Kristoff: This handsome,hearty, salt-of-the-earth ice cutter spent most of his life alone (unless you count his reindeer). He has a sometimes-gruff demeanor that can hide his deep love for Anna and her sister Elsa. When we first meet Kristoff on Once, he is adjusting to life at the castle — including sleeping indoors for the first time in his life.
Make sure to check back later this week for my dream castings for each character, and be sure to share your dream casting in the comments below.
Once Upon a Time returns Sundays this fall on ABC.