New Characters Being Cast for Arrow’s Third Season

Posted June 16, 2014 by John Newby in Nerdy Bits

TVLine has reported that casting is underway for four new characters on the CW’s hit show Arrow.

The cast members will all be appearing in season 3 of Arrow, but we don’t know if the following names are fake or not. Most interesting is the casting choice for new characters during the flashback scenes. It will be fascinating to see how “Toshi” and “Akiko” affect Oliver and his training in Hong Kong.

One piece of information that was revealed was the fact that Malcom Merlyn has been upgraded to a series regular. Hopefully, this means that we will get to see some glimpses of his new life with Thea.

‘DANIEL’ | Though Daniel could be a fake name to throw off spoilerholics, this 20something gent — a major recurring character for Season 3 — is a handsome, enigmatic and highly intelligent entrepreneur developing groundbreaking technology. (Picture a business magnate in Ryan Gosling’s body.) Though exuding charm and confidence in public, he privately harbors a tragic past that will drive him to become a tech-powered superhero. Watch for this formidable fella to be a love interest for Felicity and a rival of Oliver’s – both personally and professionally.

‘SETH’ | A well-educated criminal with grand ambitions and a knack for chemistry, this potentially recurring character gains power over his enemies by exposing them to a drug that drains their willpower. Oh, and he is very much a physical match for The Arrow.

TOSHI | Majorly recurring in (at least) the Hong Kong flashbacks, Toshi (late 20s/early 30s) will serve as Oliver’s teacher and handler, and eventually become a friend. A well-trained operative, skilled in weaponry, combat and intelligence gathering, he is also a devoted father and husband.

AKIKO | Toshi’s wife is another of Oliver’s Hong Kong caretakers, and is herself highly skilled in martial arts.

How do you feel about a new character being introduced as Felicity’s love interest? Should the show’s creators let Oliver and Felicity be together? Let us know in the comments.

Season 3 of Arrow will be premiering this Fall on the CW.

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