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Exclusive: Once Casts 'Pinocchio' as Lost Boy

Once Upon a Time Season 3 Robbie KayOnce Upon a Time has tapped up-and-comer Robbie Kay — aka the titular star of the internationally produced 2008 TV-miniseries Pinocchio — to join the Season 3 cast as a member of the infamous Lost Boys, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Kay, who will appear on a recurring basis, is the first of Peter Pan’s Neverland minions to be cast for the new season. The show is currently searching for an actor to play the group’s mischievous, occasionally twisted leader, Rufio.

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In addition to Pinocchio, which earned Kay a 2009 Young Artist Award nomination, the young actor’s credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and the upcoming indie Ways to Live Forever.

Once‘s third season premieres Sunday, Sept. 29 at 8/7c.