Sandra Gonzalez
February 01, 2012 AT 05:57 AM EST

Like mother, like daughter?

We’ll find out soon enough if that’s the case for the Evil Queen. The show has just cast veteran actress Barbara Hershey to play her mother — with a bit of twist.

Hershey (Black Swan, Beaches) has been tapped for a guest role this season and a three-episode arc in the show’s NEXT season. That’s right, season 2.

While ABC has yet to announce a second season, the move is a bit of a no-brainer. The show was the highest-rated new drama of the season and has maintained steady numbers, with the last new episode garnering over 10 million viewers.

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