Inside TV are reporting that John Barrowman has secured a recurring role in the CW network’s new and upcoming action-drama Arrow.
The US show is based on the graphic novel Green Arrow by DC Comics and stars Stephen Amell in the eponymous lead role.
Barrowman, who made his household name through his role as Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and Torchwood, has signed up for the regular role in the show’s first season. his role is currently unknown, though producers have teased that he plays…
“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.”
It has been speculated upon by fans that Barrowman’s role may in fact be the part of the comic’s philanthropist “Stanley Dover Senior”, or possibly a twist on “Brick” or “Green Lantern”.
'ARROW' PRESS RELEASE
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he's become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance.
As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow - a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be - flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle - while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel's father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver's own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.
Arrow premieres in the US on network CW, on Wednesday 10th October.