Published On: Tue, Aug 11th, 2015

‘Arrow’ season 4 adds Parker Young and ‘True Blood’ star Rutina Wesley

The CW’s hit show Arrow is currently in production of season 4 and is making news with the addition of Enlisted star Parker Young and former True Blood and Hannibal star Rutina Wesley.

Entertaintment Tonight broke the news of Young joining the cast as a love interest for Thea (Willa Holland).

“Young, who broke through as the lovable jock Ryan Shay on ABC’s critically-lauded comedy Suburgatory, will play Alex Davis, described as a smart and driven young man, who will work for Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and become a potential love interest for Thea (Willa Holland),” ET writes.

TheWrap reports that Wesley has signed for a multi-episode arc.

Wesley played Tara Thornton, the best friend of main character Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), on the HBO vampire drama “True Blood.” She also currently plays blind film processor Reba McClane on NBC’s “Hannibal,” who serves as the love interest of serial killer Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage).

Amell stars as Oliver Queen, Katie Cassidy as Dinah “Laurel” Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Holland as Thea Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, John Barrowman as Malcom Merlyn, with Paul Blackthorne as Detective Lance.

First look at "Arrow" season 4

First look at “Arrow” season 4

Wesley and Young also join the recently announced Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt aka Mr. Terrific, Alexander Calvert as Anarky, Jimmy Akingbola, Jeri Ryan, Ryan Robbins, JR Bourne, and Neal McDonough as big bad Damien Darhk.

The series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter.

After defeating his most formidable foe to date and exiting into the proverbial sunset with longtime love interest Felicity Smoak, Oliver Queen (a.k.a. The Arrow) left Starling City with the hopes of beginning a new life. But will Oliver ever truly be able to leave behind his past as the Arrow, and, if so, what becomes of the team he has worked so hard to assemble? Will Diggle, Thea, and Laurel be left to continue Oliver’s crusade without him? And with Malcolm Merlyn having ascended to the top of the League of Assassins as the new Ra’s al Ghul, is anyone really safe?

Arrow will premiere its fourth season on Wednesday, October 7 at 8:00pm ET/PT.


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