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Captain Jack Harkness Joins Arrow
From Torchwood to the CW
By Robert T. Trate
August 16, 2012
Source: Entertainment Weekly
John Barrowman is joining the network’s new fall action-drama Arrow.
The Doctor Who and Torchwood star has signed for a recurring role in Arrow’s debut season. Producers are not saying much about his character, only revealing that he will play a “well-dressed man” who is “as mysterious as he is wealthy… he is an acquaintance of the Queen family and a prominent figure in Starling City.”
Hmmm … one suspects the character is from the Green Arrow comic mythology. Philanthropist Stanley Dover Sr., perhaps? Unless they’re doing a new twist on Brick or the Green Lantern?
Barrowman is a choice that’s sure to rally fans of his Torchwood work. The actor was also cast in Shonda Rhimes’ recent ABC pilot effort Gilded Lilys.
Arrow recently drew raves during a pilot screening at Comic-Con. The show debuts Wednesday, Oct. 10 on The CW.