Pakistani-American Hollywood actor Faran Tahir has been cast in ABC’s acclaimed American TV series Once Upon A Time for the upcoming sixth season. Faran will be portraying the role of legendary fictional character Captain Nemo, a hardened leader of the Nautilus submarine, who appeared in the original novel 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne, and later in the Disney feature film of the same name.
Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale dramatic television series which takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are characters from various fairy tales transported to the “real world” town and robbed of their real memories by a powerful curse. Captain Nemo is described as a passionate believer in a cause, which takes him from 69,047 miles under the sea to a destiny that he won’t let anyone stop him from attaining. Interestingly, his mythology will merge with Captain Hook who also features on the show – audiences can be certain of many twists and turns as they witness how Captain Nemo and Captain Hook are related to each other in Season 6.
Describing his feelings about playing the character, Faran says, “I am extremely excited to play Captain Nemo, a character which has a lot to offer. He’s adventurous, a trait which brings him glory, he’s got immense courage and he’s devoted to his crew”.
“We’re thrilled to give a Once Upon a Time spin to the classic character of Captain Nemo from one of our favorite Disney films, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis said of the casting announcement.
Once Upon a Time Season 6 will premiere on 25th September, 2016 on ABC.