Seth Gabel Joins Arrow as Vertigo

We reported last week that a version of the DC comics character Count Vertigo would be making a pseudo-appearance on The CW’s Arrow. Now TVLine is reporting that “Fringe” alumnus Seth Gabel will be joining the series for the role.

The character won’t remain a perfect copy of his comic book counterpart as his namesake will be used for a new drug hitting the club scene in Starling City. What the character will be titled instead or if his super abilities will make the transition to TV remains to be seen but an insider has said the character will be “scary and nightmarish.”

Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Colin Donnell as Tommy, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, 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.
 
The show airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
 
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