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Once Upon a Time Faran Tahir

TVLine Items: Once's Captain Nemo, The Affair Adds Lothario and More

Once Upon a Time is going 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to reveal Captain Nemo’s connection to Hook.

The ABC drama has tapped Faran Tahir (American Crime, Warehouse 13) to play the hardened leader of the Nautilus submarine in Season 6, EW.com reports.

Nemo is described as a zealous believer in a cause, which takes him from ~69,047 miles under the sea to a destiny that he won’t let anyone prevent him from achieving. His mythology will merge with that of Storybrooke’s own captain, Hook.

Once Upon a Time Season 6 premieres Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8/7c on ABC; Tahir appears in Episode 6.

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

* Netflix and ITV have renewed the crime drama Marcella for Season 2, our sister site Deadline reports.

* Guy Burnet (Chicago Fire, Hand of God) will recur on Season 3 of The Affair as a graduate student and campus Lothario who crosses paths with Dominic West’s Noah, per Deadline.

* Anna Cathcart (Odd Squad) has joined Disney Channel’s Descendants 2 as Dizzy, the daughter of Cinderella’s evil stepsister Drizella.

* NBC has given a a put pilot commitment to a legal drama procedural based on former O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark’s novel Blood Defense, Deadline reports. The potential series centers around a relentless criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles whose world is turned upside down when she is hired to defend a police detective in a high-profile homicide.

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  1. Kevin K says:

    Faran Tahir was seen in Season Four of 24 where he got his butt kicked by Jack Bauer.

  2. Wordsmith says:

    Ha, I never thought about the fact that, if you actually went 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, you’d come out on the other side of the planet and then keep going (about a quarter of the way to the moon). Yay, math!

    • Wordsmith says:

      Though maybe the oceans are much deeper in whichever fantasy realm Nemo comes from…

      • ? says:

        The title refers to 3 circumnavigations of the earth, not diving to that distance. Like 3 miles on a bike means riding a bike for 3 miles, not literally 3 miles on top of the bike.

        • Wordsmith says:

          Yes, that makes much more sense, now that you mention it. Jules Verne would obviously have known the dimensions of the Earth when he wrote the book.

    • Michael Summerset says:

      A “league” is a (relatively) horizontal distance. A “fathom” is measure of depth.

      • Wordsmith says:

        That’s the factoid I was overlooking. When you measure distance in meters or miles, it doesn’t matter which way you’re traveling, but in this case, it does.

  3. Luis says:

    It’s funny, I didn’t know Faran Tahir’s name, but if you’d told me OUAT was casting Captain Nemo, I would have pictured his face as being perfect for the role.

  4. clintbrew says:

    OAUT season 6 is starting to sound like the league of extaordinary gentlemen all they need now is Tom sawyer, Dorien Gray, alan quatermaine and nina harker and the invisable man

  5. Steve F. says:

    Faran Tahir went from being the ill-fated captain of the USS Kelvin in the Star Trek reboot to being Captain Nemo!