EXCLUSIVE: 'Once Upon a Time' Casts Another Treasure-Loving Pirate From Hook's Past: Captain Silver!

by Leanne Aguilera 11:10 AM PST, February 18, 2016
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There's a new captain coming to Once Upon a Time!

When season five of the spellbinding drama returns, Storybrooke fans will be introduced to a new ship-loving pirate with a stormy past. Actor Costas Mandylor has been cast to play Captain Silver, ETonline can exclusively reveal.

As of now, details surrounding this mysterious newcomer are being kept locked away in the depths of the sea, but we can share that Captain Silver definitely has some rough-watered history with Killian Jones, aka Captain Hook.

Mandylor will make his swashbuckling debut in an upcoming episode this spring in Once Upon a Time's fifth season.

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Although this speculation has yet to be confirmed, we have a magical hunch that Mandylor's Captain Silver could be Captain Long John Silver -- the cunning and villainous pirate from the 1883 novel, Treasure Island.

It would definitely make sense if ABC's fairy tale-focused drama were to incorporate Treasure Island into its fantasy repertoire. Disney already adapted the beloved Robert Louis Stevenson novel into an live-action movie in 1950, and subsequently released the 2002 animated feature, Treasure Planet, a science fiction adaptation of Treasure Island.

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Additionally, the Once Upon a Time creators have deviated from the Disney path many times in the past with their signature twists on other classics from the Victorian Era like Alice in Wonderland and Frankenstein, so perhaps this Captain Silver will fit in nicely with a certain pirate family. (You know which one we're talking about!)

Once Upon a Time returns with its 100th episode on Sunday, March 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Calling all Storybrooke fans! ET will be with the stars of Once Upon a Time this Saturday at the special red carpet celebrations for the 100th episode. Be sure to send your questions for the cast to @LeanneAguilera on Twitter!