Has Once Upon a Time's Season 4B Villain Been Revealed...?

Once Upon a Time Season 4 Maleficent

A month before Once Upon a Time Season 4 even begins, we may have an idea of who the Big Bad for Season 4B, which starts after the winter hiatus, will be.

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As reported by Entertainment Weekly, True Blood alum Kristin Bauer van Straten is set to reprise her role as evil Maleficent and recur during the back half of Season 4.

During the Once creators’ Fall Preview Q&A with TVLine, Eddy Kitsis said of the Season 4B storyline, which will follow this fall’s 11-episode riff on Frozen, “The seeds are planted in the first 10 [episodes of 4A], so that when you see [the reveal] in 11, you go, ‘Ah, OK.'”

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Bauer van Straten first played Maleficent in the second episode ever of Once Upon a Time; ultimately imprisoned in dragon form by Regina and stowed in a cave beneath the Storybrooke library, she was slayed by Emma in the Season 1 finale.