TVLine Items: Once Crowns King, HBO Casts MLK Jr., Rick and Morty and More

Liam Garrigan Once Upon a Time

Knights of the Round Table, meet your king.

Once Upon a Time has cast British actor Liam Garrigan (24: Live Another Day) as King Arthur, per, who as TVLine first reported will heavily recur during the first half of the ABC series’ fifth season.

King Arthur is described as a “good and just ruler” who, beneath the surface, “is a master manipulator who can carry a grudge to the grave, and maybe beyond.” He harbors an “eternal burning love” for the yet-to-be-cast Guinevere that can lean toward being a bit controlling.

Garrigan’s TV credits also include Strike Back and The Pillars of the Earth. He will begin his Once reign in the Season 5 premiere, airing Sunday, Sept. 27, at 8/7c.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) has been cast as Martin Luther King, Jr. in HBO’s All the Way, per Deadline. He will star opposite Bryan Cranston (playing Lyndon B. Johnson) in the cabler’s adaptation of Robert Schenkkan’s Tony-winning play.

* In light of NBC’s decision not to air Miss USA (due to Donald Trump’s derogatory comments regarding immigrants), the pageant will be available to stream via Miss USA’s website. No word yet on who will replace Cheryl Burke and Thomas Roberts as hosts of the event.

* E! has renewed its plastic-surgery reality series Botched for a third season, to premiere in 2016.

* Going through Rick and Morty withdrawal? Adult Swim has you covered with a new trailer for the animated series’ return. Press PLAY on the video below for a sneak peek at Season 2, premiering Sunday, July 26, at 11:30 pm.

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  1. Sarah_ says:

    He seems to have a royal air to him…so he might be a good choice if he can act.

  2. aurat22 says:

    Excited about this casting of Arthur!

  3. LADY_in_MD says:

    Love Anthony Mackie he’s such an underrated actor looking forward to the HBO movie!

  4. Robby says:

    Good, Rick and Morty is back.

  5. Mr. Tran K says:

    Liam Garrigan was so good at being bad during his run on 24: Live Another Day. Who’s up for a little DRONE WARS?

  6. LN says:

    I’m so bored with Once Upon A Time lately, and hope we get something other than Rumple this season. I’m hoping Arthur is Killian’s father or something, and we get lots of them both in season 5.

  7. Joey Padron says:

    trailer for Rick and Morty’s new season looks good. can’t wait to see it!