Almost three years after her last appearance on the show, iZombie lead Rose McIver is slated to appear in an upcoming episode of Once Upon a Time, reprising her season 3 role as Tinker Bell.
The episode will air in the spring. McIver is one of a number of past recurring guest stars who will return to Once Upon a Time in 2017, including JoAnna Garcia Swisher's Ariel.
“Tinker Bell was integral to Regina discovering her destiny with Robin Hood, so it only stands to reason that with Sean Maguire’s return to the show, our favorite fairy would pop back in for a visit,” OUAT creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis told TVLine. “We’re thrilled that Rose McIver was able to join us once again.”
There will no doubt be doomsayers who wonder whether this appearance spells the end of iZombie, but a single guest appearance is unlikely to indicate much of anything.
Back in November, a rumor started that season 3 would be the show's final outing, but showrunner Rob Thomas took to Twitter back then to dismiss those rumors. More recently, Rahul Kohli's decision to tweet about a pending move led fans to speculate that the series was over as well.
For McIver's part, there has to be at least some attraction to being able to play a character with a little color in her cheeks (and hair).
iZombie's season 3 will premiere in April. It's based on the Vertigo comic book created by Michael Allred and Chris Roberson. The new season will see Ravi struggling to perfect a zombie cure and save Major's life while Liv deals with an organized and militant group of zombies who want to make Seattle their own.