'Once Upon A Time': Kristin Bauer Van Straten Returning As Maleficent

"True Blood's" Kristin Bauer van Straten is returning to ABC's "Once Upon A Time."

"We're thrilled to welcome @BauervanStraten back to #OnceUponATime ! #MaleficentReturns #Season4," Executive Producer Adam Horowitz Tweeted on Tuesday night.

Kristin is Maleficent on "Once Upon A Time," and was last seen on the show in 2012.

The actress wrapped up her run as vampire Pam on "True Blood" this past Sunday night.

"OUAT" returns September 28 at 8/7c on ABC.

-- Jolie Lash

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