Doctor Who and Torchwood star John Barrowman joins CW’s Arrow

John Barrowman is joining the CW network’s new fall action-drama Arrow.

As insidetv.ew.com announces, he 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.

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