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“Once Upon A Time” season 7 will be introducing a new character. Princess Tiana’s (Mekia Cox) love interest, Prince Naveen, has been cast, and the character will make his first appearance on the show this year.

According to a report by TV Line, actor Jeff Pierre has been cast to play the role of Prince Naveen in the ABC TV series. Pierre has worked in popular TV shows like “Shameless” and “Beyond,” and he has also been a part of movies like “War Dogs.”

Fans may remember Prince Naveen from the 2009 Disney animation film “The Princess and the Frog.” Now, the series avatar of this character is described as a “fun-loving, freewheeling adventurer who cares little about the dangers of the world.”

Like all characters on the show, Prince Naveen is not what he appears to be. Beneath the fun-loving exterior, Naveen is struggling with a tragic past, and he will be seen trying to make amends. The character is prepared to sacrifice everything he loves, according to the character description.

Prince Naveen will make his debut appearance in the March 9 episode titled “A Taste of the Heights.” Plot details of this episode are yet to be released.

The show is currently on a break after the mid-season finale aired on Dec. 15. The show is set to return on March 2. The title of the next episode will be “Secret Garden.”

There are 12 episodes left on “Once Upon A Time” season 7. The producers haven’t announced plans for season 8 yet. The current season is a sort of a reboot that introduces new characters while saying goodbye to some veteran ones.