Once Upon a Time fans, we’ve got some casting news for you. Dr. Whale (David Anders) has a younger brother and we’re about to meet him in Season 2, episode 12. TVLine is reporting that Chad Michael Collins will play Gerhardt, a good-natured military man who is described as “the kind of son any parent would be proud of.”
If you’re all caught up with the show, you know that this means Gerhardt is the younger brother of Dr. Victor Frankenstein. This, of course, means that there may be — ahem — sparks in his future. I asked Collins about how it feels to be a part of the cast. He told me that he’s, “very excited to work on such a fantastic, uniquely creative show with such a talented cast. “I’m a big David Anders fan, from way back in his Alias days, so this will be a blast! I haven’t read the script yet, and the audition material was a bit cryptic, but I’m a big fan of Mary Shelley’s original ‘Frankenstein’ and am excited to see what potentially ‘shocking’ part I get to play in the storyline.” Collins has been seen in Last Resort, Major Crimes, 2 Broke Girls and Ringer. We adore him and we’re thrilled to hear the news.