Scoop: Once Upon a Time Bewitched By Buffy Alum Emma Caulfield

Anya would be so proud!

Beloved Buffy the Vampire Slayer vet Emma Caulfield is venturing into the supernatural world once more — this time as an infamous fairy-tale staple on ABC’s Once Upon a Time (premiering Sunday, Oct. 23 at 8/7c)

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TVLine has learned that the actress will play a role we first told you about, the “incredibly scary and frightening” Blind Witch from Hansel and Gretel, who appears in the ninth episode of the fantastical drama’s debut season. Caulfield excitedly revealed the news via Twitter on Monday.

The casting marks both Buffy and Life Unexpected reunions for the actress, who worked with Once consulting producer Liz Tigelaar on the latter and co-exec producer Jane Espenson on the former, making this news all the more sweet.

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Caulfield joins Once‘s already packed Season 1 guest cast that includes Kristin Bauer Van Straten (True Blood) as Maleficent, Alan Dale (Lost) as Prince Charming’s father, Jessy Schram (Falling Skies) as the beloved Cinderella, Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) as the sidekick to Lana Parrilla’s Evil Queen, and David Anders (The Vampire Diaries) as a small town doctor.

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  1. liam says:

    This is amazing! Im even mote excited for this show now!

  2. Dessy says:

    I’m reallly excited for this show to begin :)

  3. BRJericho7 says:

    This is now clearly the show to watch

  4. ryanandhobbes says:

    I was slightly interested before – now I will definitely be tuning in. Emma Caulfield needs to be back back on TV permanently.

  5. Ryrygoo says:

    If you like Emma caulfield check out her webseries bandwagon at

  6. Liz says:

    Anya was my favorite, mostly because Emma’s acting was flawless. Gonna have to watch this show!

  7. Iggi says:

    this is AMAZING. I love Emma!

  8. Lisa M says:


  9. brutus says:

    I used to love her on beverly hills 90210. Cant wait to tune in, especially with giancarlo as well. So sad to see him go from Breaking bad, but it was truely a remarkable way to go! He deserves and emmy!

  10. Bee says:

    i really hope this show delivers. sounds so so good.

  11. mags says:

    Loved her as Anya. Don’t love the above picture of her. Maybe it’s the hat.

  12. Amy says:

    Oh how I loved Anya and her fear of rabbits! I can’t wait to see Emma Caufield again. Though she really needs to be long-term back on TV.

  13. TVsBucketofBolt says:

    OMG! I love Emma Caulfield! Make her a regular hahahah! Seriously! This show looks like its going to be a lot of fun. And how could it not with the awesome cast and crew behind it! Goooo Bolt!

  14. Snsetblaze says:

    Now they need to cast Nicholas Brendan.

  15. ZmaX says:

    Now she just needs to do a “Ringer” Guest apperance to have another Buffy/Life Unexpected reunion :D

  16. Dave says:

    this is the best news ever! Emma is amazing.

  17. murley says:

    awesome, i love her. i am getting increasingly excited about this show. and i agree. make her a regular. this really is the year everyone awesome comes back to television.

  18. JP says:

    According to IMDB Patti Allan is playing the Blind Witch/Ms. Ginger. It is possible that Emma will have a different role or that IMDB is incorrect. But comparing the two I think Patti fits the bill of the blind old witch better.