Garcia will appear as Ariel in the third season of “Once Upon a Time,” which is set to begin in Neverland. Creator of the show, Adam Horowitz confirmed the news on Twitter.
“So thrilled to welcome @JoAnnaLGarcia to the #OnceUponATime family as our Ariel! Can’t wait to bring you under the sea!” he wrote.
Garcia took to her own Twitter account to share her excitement for her new role.
“Excited 2 share that I’ll be swimming to @OnceABC as ‘Ariel!’ So honored 2 play such a beloved character!”
There is no word yet on if Ariel’s storyline will include Prince Eric, Ursula or King Triton (although it seems likely that Eric will appear at some point).
“Once Upon a Time,” returns to ABC on September 29 at 8pm.