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"Falling Skies" actor Ryan Robbins has scored a recurring role in the fourth season of The CW's "Arrow". Robbins will play Conklin, a sadistic and ruthless member of Shadowspire who will be an adversary for Oliver (Stephen Amell) in the flashback sequences.
In this year's flashbacks, Oliver will take on Baron Reiter aka Baron Blitzkrieg (Jimmy Akingbola) who is the leader of Shadowspire. Robbins will make his first appearance in episode three of season four.
Baron Reiter and Conklin will serve as the primary antagonists of the flashback scenes as counterpoint to Neal McDonough's Damien Darhk who will be the season long antagonist in the present day scenes.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Robbins will play Conklin, a sadistic and ruthless member of Shadowspire who will be an adversary for Oliver (Stephen Amell) in the flashback sequences. The show’s flashback arc will also see the titular hero take on Jimmy Akingbola’s Baron Reiter (aka Baron Blitzkrieg), who is the leader of Shadowspire in DC Comics canon.
Robbins will make his first appearance in episode three of season four. The actor is one of several new additions for the superhero show’s fourth year; he’ll join Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt (aka the heroic Mr. Terrific), Neal McDonough as villain Damien Darhk and “Star Trek: Voyager” favorite Jeri Ryan as Jessica Danforth, a friend of the Queen family with political ambitions.
- Laura Prudom
With production recently starting on Season 4 of The CW's Arrow, a number of new characters have already been announced, such as the season's main villain, Damien Dahrk (Neal McDonough). Naturally, there are still a slew of characters from the comics that haven't been brought in quite yet, including the Weapons Clans, seven separate groups who align themselves with one particular weapon. During Comic-Con a few weeks ago, the web series DC All Access caught up with Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim, who teased that the Weapons Clans may certainly come into play in the near future.
"We've talked about it. We've absolutely talked about it. It comes up in the writers room all the time, and Katana was introduced. We're just waiting for the right story to tell. We never approach it from the standpoint of, 'We've gotta get that in, we've got to get that character in, we have to name-check that character. »
With production getting under way on Season 4 of Arrow, The CW Network series has just added two new cast members. Access Hollywood reports that Jeri Ryan has signed on to play Jessica Danforth, while Jr Bourne has come aboard to portray DC comics villain Double Down. Both actors are signing on for just one episode apiece, with Jeri Ryan appearing in the second episode of Arrow Season 4, and Jr Bourne guest starring in the third episode.
Jessica Danforth is a new character who doesn't originate in the DC Comics. She is described as a friend of Oliver Queen's family. The character's political ambitions "put her in the crosshairs of a menacing antagonist." It isn't clear if there are plans for the character to return later on in Season 4 or not. But she could certainly return, especially with her strong connection to Oliver.
Jr Bourne's Double Down does have origins in the comic books, »
According to Access Hollywood, Jeri Ryan – best known for her role as Seven of Nine – will play Jessica Danforth, who is described as “a friend of the Queen family [whose] political ambitions will place her in the crosshairs of a menacing antagonist.” Meanwhile, The Wrap has revealed that Jr Bourne will play Jeremy Tell, a.k.a. the supervillain Double Down.
Other newcomers to Starling City for the fourth season of Arrow include Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Damien Darhk, Echo Kellum (Ben and Kate) as Mr. Terrific, Alexander Calvert (Bates Motel) and Jimmy Akingbola (Sons of Liberty) as Baron Reiter, »
- Gary Collinson
There's gonna be a Lot of new characters on season 4 of Arrow, and so far most of them are bad guys. We found out earlier on that Jeri Ryan would guest star in episode 2, and now The Wrap reports that Jr Bourne (Teen Wolf, Stargate, Revenge) will debut in episode 3 as Jeremy Tell (geddit?), Aka Double Down. This guy is more closely associated with The Flash in the comics, and will no doubt be crossing paths with Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) on his show at some point too. Other season 4 recruits include Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk, Echo Kellum as Mr. Terrific, and Alexander Calvert as Anarky. Arrow returns to the CW on October 7. »
British actor Jimmy Akingbola ("Holby City") has scored the recurring role of DC Comics villain Baron Reiter (aka. Baron Blitzkrieg) in the fourth season of The CW's "Arrow". The character will be an adversary for Oliver and appear in the flashback scenes.
In the comics, the character is the leader of the nefarious group Shadowspire. He joins three other already cast villains this season including Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk, Alexander Calvert as Lonnie Machin/Anarky and Echo Kellum as DC superhero Mister Terrific. [Source: THR]
Phillip Noyce ("Patriot Games") and Thomas Carter ("Coach Carter") have been hired to direct nights one and three of the four-night, eight-hour scripted event series remake of the mini-series classic "Roots". Directors for nights two and four are yet to be announced.
Grammy-winning Questlove has also come onboard the project as executive music producer and will create the authentic African sound and themes for »
- Garth Franklin
There is certainly no shortage of villains from the DC Comics that The CW's Arrow can use for Season 4, and today we've learned about one more enemy who was just cast. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that actor Jimmy Akingbola has signed on to portray Baron Reiter, a.k.a Baron Blitzkrieg in the upcoming season of Arrow. The actor will have a recurring role throughout the season and he will appear in the show's prominent flashback sequences.
In the DC Comics, Baron Blitzkrieg was a Nazi super-villain who formed the nefarious group Shadowspire. The group made their first appearance in Deathstroke #53, where they supplied South American drug cartels with weapons, intelligence, transportation and technology. Other members of the group included Steelhawk, Kodrescu, Mourn I and Mourn II, but it isn't known if the show is casting actors for these roles as well. It isn't known at this point how Shadowspire »
Following on from last week’s casting of Echo Kellum (Ben and Kate) as Mr. Terrific and Alexander Calvert (Bates Motel) as Anarky, we now have word on another casting addition for the fourth season of Arrow, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that British actor Jimmy Akingbola (Sons of Liberty) is set to play the villain Baron Reiter, a.k.a. Baron Blitzkrieg.
Meanwhile, speaking to E! Online, executive producer Marc Guggenheim has revealed that Arrow will explore Sara Lance’s (Caity Lotz) resurrection as the White Canary prior to her starring role in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow:
“The White Canary will be launched in the first few episodes of Arrow. 4×08, our typical crossover episode, will be doing a lot of heavy-lifting in terms of getting the Legends of Tomorrow characters set up and also seeing where they are with relation to The Flash. »
- Gary Collinson
Some casting news not previously reported that you should be aware of... First, the CW has cast British actor Jimmy Akingbola as Blitzkrieg in season four of "Arrow" - aka Oliver Queen’s adversary Baron Reiter, in a recurring role. In the DC Comics universe, Blitzkrieg is the leader of the crime organization Shadowspire. The news follows the casting of another black actor in Echo Kellum as Mister Terrific, who will also appear in "Arrow’s" fourth season, which premieres Oct. 7 on The CW. Second, Mekia Cox has been cast opposite Michael Ealy and Juliette Lewis in Season 2 of ABC’s anthology crime drama series "Secrets & Lies," which »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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The Baron is the head of the Shadowspire criminal organization, which in the next salvo of Arrow flashbacks will attempt to recruit a post-Hong Kong Oliver.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Jimmy Akingbola has joined the cast of Arrow's fourth season as the villainous Baron Reiter/Baron Blitzkrieg. He'll go by the former moniker in The CW series, and is described by the site as "an adversary for Oliver" who will "appear in the show's prominent flashback scenes." In the comics, Reiter leads a group known as Shadowspire and uses Nazi imagery on his costume, but it's not clear how much of that will factor into the series (common sense says he won't be a Nazi). Akingbola has starred in the likes of Sons of Liberty, Holby City, and Rev. This is the latest casting addition to Arrow's fouth season as we recently found out that Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk, Alexander Calvert as Lonnie Machin/Anarky and Echo Kellum as Mister Terrific. »
Following on from yesterday’s news that Echo Kellum (Ben and Kate) has been cast as Mr. Terrific, Cbr brings word that Arrow has added another Rogue to its cast for the fourth season, with Alexander Calvert (Bates Motel) set to play Lonnie Machin, a.k.a. Anarky.
According to the site, Arrow’s incarnation of the character is described as “a deranged freelancing criminal who is willing to do whatever it takes to impress a potential employer.”
Arrow returns to The CW for its fourth season on October 7th.
- Gary Collinson
It looks like Ollie Queen and his pals are going to be encountering quite a few new faces for season 4 of Arrow... and not all of them friendly. We heard earlier on that they'll be getting some backup in the form of Echo Kellum as Mr. Terrific, but now Cbr reports that there'll also be a new bad guy to balance things out. Alexander Calvert (Bates Motel, The Dead Zone) has joined the cast as Lonnie Machin, aka Anarky, who will make his debut in the second episode. This take on the character is described as "a deranged freelancing criminal who is willing to do whatever it takes to impress a potential employer." In the comics Anarky is a tech genius whose fighting skills are said to rival that of Batman's, but it remains to be seen if this TV take on the character will exhibit those traits. »
A week after announcing the two characters will be appearing during season 4 of the CW’s Arrow, actors have been cast to play the DC characters Mr. Fantastic, and Anarky. The role of Mr. Terrific, has gone to Echo Kellum. A lesser known figure in DC comics history, there have two versions of Mr. Terrific. The first debuted in Sensation comics #1 in 1942 as the alter ego of self-made millionaire Terry Sloane (DC comics really loved rich superheroes), he… »
If today's news that Arrow has brought on Echo Kellum to play Mr. Terrific in Season 4 wasn't enough for you, then you're in luck, because Comic Book Resources is reporting that Alexander Calvert has come aboard to play Anarky. In related news, another DC Comics series, Fox's Gotham, has hired Natalie Alyn Lind to play Silver St. Cloud. Alexander Calvert will make his debut as Anarky in the second episode of Arrow Season 4, but it isn't known when we will first see Silver St. Cloud on Gotham.
Arrow executive producer Geoff Johns confirmed at Comic-Con last week that both Mr. Terrific and Anarky will be featured this season, with Damien Dahrk (Neal McDonough) set as the primary villain. Anarky, a.k.a. Lonnie Machlin, is described as a, "deranged freelancing criminal who is willing to do whatever it takes to impress a potential employer." Who his "potential employer" may be is uncertain at this point. »
Arrow‘s tradition of aping Batman villains for its own purposes will continue into season four, as Anarky – a foe who typically preys upon the Dark Knight – will be making his way to Star City to face off with the Emerald Archer. And, according to Cbr, he’ll be played by Bates Motel and The Returned actor Alexander Calvert.
The alter ego of Lonne Machin, Anarky lives up to his moniker by aiming to overthrow governments and champion social change. The character has risen in popularity over recent years, thanks to appearances in the Batman: Arkham Origins video game and as the main enemy of the Beware the Batman animated series.
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On Arrow, Anarky will be “a deranged freelance criminal willing to do whatever it takes to impress a potential employer.” That employer will likely be Ra’s al Ghul student-turned-enemy Damien Darhk, who’ll be played by Neal McDonough. »
- James Garcia
Talk of Mr. Terrific appearing in the new season was first unveiled at Comic-Con last weekend, but now the official news has come down from Warner Bros. and The CW about Kellum’s casting. The character is a “technological savant and inventor who works at Palmer Technologies under the supervision of Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards).”
In the comic books, Mr. Terrific’s alter-ego Michael Holt is a supremely intelligent man who is also an Olympic athlete who after the death of his family joined the Justice Society of America. Kellum is set to appear in episode two of the new season.
Arrow season 4 begins on The CW on October 7th.
- Scott J. Davis
The Flash, American Horror Story: Hotel, Arrow, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on The CW and FX. The Flash (The CW) The CW’s “The Flash” has added a new [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
With production getting under way on Season 4 of Arrow, The CW series has just added yet another new cast member, bringing aboard Echo Kellum to play Curtis Holt, a.k.a. Mr. Terrific. The actor will have a recurring role on this new season of Arrow, first appearing in the second episode. It isn't known how many episodes he has signed on for in total, or if there is an option for him to become a series regular in Season 5.
Entertainment Weekly describes Curtis Holt as a "technological savant and inventor," who works for Palmer Industries under the supervision of Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards). You may recall that, in the Season 3 finale, both Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Felicity were seen driving away from Starling City together, supposedly starting a new life together. But it apparently doesn't take the couple long to go back home. It remains to be »
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