ONCE UPON A TIME Finds Its Anna and Kristoff
By Amy Ratcliffe on July 1, 2014
Icy additions are coming to Storybrooke. Once Upon a Time is incorporating characters from Frozen into the cast, and they’ve filled two of three roles for the citizens of Arendelle. We saw the casting descriptions for Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff early last month, and now Anna and Kristoff have been cast. TVLine reports newcomer Elizabeth Lail will play Anna, and Scott Michael Foster (Halt and Catch Fire and Greek) will portray Kristoff. Both characters have recurring roles.
When TVLine reported the casting descriptions, they mentioned we’ll be running into Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff after the events in Frozen. Kristoff is living in the castle, and Anna is as devoted as ever to her sister. Anna and Kristoff have most likely been hitched since the movie, or maybe Kristoff has a room in the castle because of his new title, “Official Arendelle Ice Master and Deliverer.” Either way, I’m hoping that we’ll first encounter them in Arendelle with Anna standing in as Queen because Elsa is missing.
Who knows how long Elsa was trapped in the urn Rumplestiltskin’s basement? Perhaps some Storybrooke residents will figure out how to travel to Arendelle (I can’t remember if they have the ability to make portals to other realms anymore), and recruit Anna and Kristoff to help with Elsa. Something will have to keep them around for more than a few episodes though, so perhaps the journey to Storybrooke will be long or maybe Anna, Kristoff, and Elsa will somehow get stuck in the small town. I’m looking forward to seeing how the story will play out.
There isn’t any word on who will play Elsa yet, but with these two characters in place, hopefully that will be settled soon. At this point, ABC could save the news for San Diego Comic-Con. Frozen’s continuing popularity means the casting decision would make a splash big enough to be worthy of a Comic-Con announcement.
What do you think about the casting – are you excited to see Anna and Kristoff on television? Share your opinion in the comments.