'Castle' News: Sarah Jane Morris and Taylor Kinney Cast in Fairy-Tale Roles
'Castle' News: Sarah Jane Morris and Taylor Kinney Cast in Fairy-Tale Roles
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Everybody loves fairy tales these days, don't they? The folks at Castle are apparently no exception to this trend -- the show is planning a fairy tale (and murder, of course) themed episode to air later in Castle season 4. What storybook characters could possibly inspire murderous rage? Keep reading to find out more about the stories and actors coming to Castle.

Episode 17 of Castle season 4 -- most likely airing in late February or early March -- will be titled "Once Upon a Crime." The murder victim of the week will be a woman found in Central Park, wearing a "Little Red Riding Hood" costume.

But that's not the weird part. Nope, that comes in the method by which Red died: She seems to have been the victim of a wolf attack.

According to TVLine, actress Sarah Jane Morris (known for her roles on Brothers & Sisters and NCIS) will play the guest role of Leslie Morgan, the sister of the fairy-tale murder victim. Another report from TVLine indicates that Taylor Kinney -- an actor best known for his role as the werewolf, Mason Lockwood, on The Vampire Diaries (and for being the boyfriend of Lady Gaga) -- will appear in the Castle episode as well. There is no word as to what part he will be playing.

But wouldn't it be cool if he was the wolf?

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The "Once Upon a Crime" episode airing in Castle season 4 marks just one of many fairy tale-themed pieces of recent entertainment. In addition to several fairy tale movies in 2011 and 2012, this season of television has seen the debuts of two separate fairy-tale TV shows, Once Upon a Time and Grimm. Will every show soon follow Castle's lead to jump on this trend?

Is it bad that I kind of hope so?

The next episode of Castle, "The Blue Butterfly" (aka, the film-noir episode), will air on Monday, February 6 at 10pm on ABC.

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