The executive producers of Arrow have dug up another DC character to add to their ever-growing roster and this time it is James Callis (Battlestar Galactica) as The Dodger (via TV Guide). For the series, the character is described as “an elusive international jewel thief who imposes his plans on the innocent, forcing them to carry out his crimes under duress.”
The episode which he will appear in is described as follows: “When the Sherwood Ruby goes missing in Starling City, the ensuing investigation leads Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) straight to The Dodger, but apprehending him won’t be as easy as they may have thought.”
The character ‘Dodger’ in the comic books first appeared in Green Arrow and Black Canary #7 in 2008. He began as a thieving villain and eventually turned into an ally for Oliver Queen.
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. 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 returns Wednesday January 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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