October 20, 2013 10:07

Marilyn Manson to play Peter Pan's shadow on US TV series 'Once Upon A Time'

Goth-rocker will lend his voice to the Shadow but won't be seen on screen

Marilyn Manson to play Peter Pan's shadow on US TV series 'Once Upon A Time'

Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Marilyn Manson has landed a guest voice role on US fairy tale drama series Once Upon A Time.

The goth-rocker will provide the voice of the Shadow, a character based on the shadow of Peter Pan from the classic stories by JM Barrie. Manson's Shadow will be a darker take on the character and will have a fondness for kidnapping and soul-stealing, Rolling Stone reports.

Executive producers Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz told the US magazine: "We've always been enormous fans of Marilyn Manson. We wanted to cast someone with the vocal ability to make our skin crawl."

Manson will make his first appearance as the Shadow in episode eight of Once Upon A Time's third season, which is set to air on US network ABC in mid-November. In the UK, Once Upon A Time is shown on Channel 5 and season three is expected to kick off in spring 2014.

Manson – real name Brian Hugh Warner – has racked up a handful of acting credits over the years, including a small role in David Lynch's 1997 film Lost Highway and an appearance as himself on David Duchovny's US series Californication earlier this year (2013). He released his last album, 'Born Villain', in May 2012.

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