Arrow’s Royal Flush Gang Gets a King

A few weeks ago, it was confirmed that the Royal Flush Gang would be appearing in the upcoming CW show Arrow. Now GreenArrowTV has confirmed that the series’ gang has gotten their King. Currie Graham of Criminal Minds will be playing the role, and he is joined by Kyle Schmid, who will play ‘Ace.’

Series producer Andrew Kreisberg had this to say: “You’ll see with the Royal Flush Gang, that the dynamic of the family, and the iconography of the playing cards are going to be there, without the supernatural bent. I think we’ve come up with a really clever way to portray them in a more grounded, realistic world. The Royal Flush Gang are in episode 6, and we’re really proud of that episode. We think it’s one of the most successful attempts at alchemy that we’ve performed. The Huntress is pretty much straight out of the book because she’s such a grounded character, but the Royal Flush Gang were the most outlandish villains from the comics, but they turned out to be our most grounded villains, and the relationship that Oliver has with King, the leader of the gang, we’re really proud of it.”

Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Colin Donnell as Tommy, David Ramsey as John Diggle, with Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance.
 
From Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and David Nutter, the hard-hitting action series reinvents the DC hero. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and very lethal new set of skills that he uses in a war on crime.
 
The show premieres on Wednesday, October 10th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
 
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