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

Once Upon a Time Faran Tahir

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.