True Blood's Pam takes over Once Upon a Time

Our favorite vampire vixen, True Blood's Kristen Bauer van Straten, will get a chance to play the role she was born for. In a very special Once Upon a Time episode Pam will become the one, the only, Maleficent!

In the second episode of the fractured fairy tales series on ABC (set to premiere on October 23rd) Pam will become the evil queen Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. ABC is so excited about nabbing the long-toothed bitch from True Blood that they actually booted the first actresses they had down for the role in favor of getting a little Pam power.

Other notable cameos in this TV show about a bunch of mind-wiped, Earth banished fairy tale folk inclue Alan Dale (Charles Widmore from Lost) as Prince Charming's father, and Giancarlo Esposito (infamous for his role in Breaking Bad) as the main regular Evil Queen's sidekick. Apparently there are a lot of Evil Queens.

Here's the official description:

Once Upon a Time from the inventive minds of Lost executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, is a bold new imagining of the world, where fairy tales and the modern-day are about to collide.

And they all lived happily ever after – or so everyone was led to believe. Emma Swan knows how to take care of herself. She's a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who's been on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby. But when the son she gave up years ago finds her, everything starts to change. Henry is now 10 years old and in desperate need of Emma's help. He believes that Emma actually comes from an alternate world and is Snow White and Prince Charming's missing daughter. According to his book of fairy tales, they sent her away to protect her from the Evil Queen's curse, which trapped the fairy tale world forever, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world.

Of course Emma doesn't believe a word, but when she brings Henry back to Storybrooke, she finds herself drawn to this unusual boy and his strange New England town. Concerned for Henry, she decides to stay for a while, but she soon suspects that Storybrooke is more than it seems. It's a place where magic has been forgotten, but is still powerfully close… where fairy tale characters are alive, even though they don't remember who they once were. The epic battle for the future of all worlds is beginning, but for good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell.