‘Arrow’ Season 4 Adds ‘True Blood’ Alum Rutina Wesley and ‘Enlisted’ Star Parker Young
The CW’s Arrow hasn’t proven quite so forthcoming with its Season 4 plot, though the fourth outing for Oliver Queen and co. has even more fresh blood in store. True Blood alum and Hannibal star Rutina Wesley will recur through Arrow Season 4 in an important role, while Enlisted vet Parker Young will get speedy with Thea Queen this year.
The Wrap reported news of Wesley’s multi-episode Season 4 arc, though apparently without actual word of who the True Blood BFF-turned-vamp will portray. At the very least, we know from ET Online that Young will arrive in Starling City as Alex Davis, a smart and driven young man working for Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), and potential love interest to Thea. Just … keep him away from the DJ booth.
Elsewhere of Arrow Season 4, we know the fourth year is expected to somewhat creatively revamp the series after its Season 3 finale saw Oliver retiring the vigilante lifestyle (at least with his current costume). In addition to a focusing on DC villains H.I.V.E. and Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), Season 4 will also introduce Jeri Ryan’s Jessica Danforth, J.R. Bourne’s Double Down, Echo Kellum’s Mr. Terrific, Alexander Calvert’s Anarky, and White Canary before her Legends of Tomorrow role. Apart from Wendy Mericle’s elevation to co-showrunner alongside Marc Guggenheim, we also know that Punisher: War Zone director Lexi Alexander will helm an episode.
Arrow Season 4 may yet debut footage from TCA in the coming days (the series hadn’t started shooting by Comic-Con 2015), but what should we make of the new additions?
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