John Barrowman is joining the CW networkâ€™s new fall action-drama Arrow.
AsÂ insidetv.ew.comÂ announces, he has signed for a recurring role inÂ Arrowâ€™sÂ debut season.
Producers are not saying much about his character, only revealing that he will play a â€œwell-dressed manâ€ who is â€œas mysterious as he is wealthy â€¦ he is an acquaintance of the Queen family and a prominent figure in Starling City.â€
Hmmm â€¦ one suspects the character is from theÂ Green ArrowÂ comic mythology. Philanthropist Stanley Dover Sr., perhaps? Unless theyâ€™re doing a new twist on Brick or the Green Lanternâ€¦
Barrowman is a choice thatâ€™s sure to rally fans of hisÂ TorchwoodÂ work. The actor was also cast in Shonda Rhimesâ€™ recent ABC pilot effortÂ Gilded Lilys.