John Barrowman to Recur on Arrow

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As if we weren't already big enough fans of Arrow...

The new CW drama announced today that Torchwood star John Barrowman has signed on to recur as a man of mystery on Season 1.

Producers tell Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the casting scoop, that Barrowman's character will a "well-dressed acquaintance of the Queen family and a prominent figure in Starling City.”

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Arrow features Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, the offspring of this well-known family who resurfaces after years alone on an island... with vengeance on his mind and weapons in his quiver.

It premieres on October 10.

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Was really disappointed this wasnt a spin off of smallville with Justin Hartley and so decided not to watch Arrow when it comes out. However, the addition of John Barrowman has meant that i will now give this show a chance. It took until the 4th episode of alphas to get me hooked but i feel this show must hook me from the start for their to be a chance of me watching the 2nd episode. This is unusual for me as i normally give shows a chance for a few weeks before i decide their fate.


i love John Barrowman so anything he does im in !!! so excited more than ever about this show !!!!! what a great addition !!


Another reason for people to tune in.