Andrew J. West: From ‘The Walking Dead’ to ‘Once Upon a Time’ finale

Andrew J. West, who played the cannibal Gareth on seasons 4 and 5 of “The Walking Dead” has been cast in the “Once Upon a Time” finale. There is still a question as to whether this will be end of the line for the ABC fantasy drama after six seasons or if producers will be lucky enough that the alphabet net picks it up for a seventh.

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To that end, the character to be played by West, a young man who has lost hope and now lives as a recluse, could figure in the storyline going forward. Could he be a grown-up version of Henry (Jared Gilmore), the boy whose search for his birth mother Emma (Jennifer Morrison) to the dismay of his adoptive mother Regina (Lara Parrilla) kicked off the series back in 2011.

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Producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz just worked with West on their Freeform horror series “Death Of Summer.” They have spoken about a reboot of the show should it be renewed and have teased the possibility that this new character as well as that of a 10-year-old girl could be ones we have seen before.

“Once Upon a Time” just returned with its mid-season premiere, “Tougher Than the Rest,” last Sunday. That episode re-introduced the complicated relationship between Regina and Robin Hood (Sean Maguire). Other love stories highlighted include: Emma and Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), who continue to reunite after being separated by spells and wishes; Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), who are currently kept apart by a sleeping curse; and the “Once” version of Beauty and the Beast, Belle (Emilie de Ravin) and Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle).

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