Arrow Adds Another Villain with Baron Blitzkrieg

The Hollywood Reporter brings word today that “Arrow” has enlisted another villain for its growing roster with British actor Jimmy Akingbola (“Holby City,” “Sons of Liberty”) as Baron Blitzkrieg. 

A Nazi super villain in the source material, and head of the now defunct group Shadowspire, the “Arrow” version of the character will be known as Baron Reiter (an alias for the character in the comics). The outlet notes that Akingbola will have a recurring role in the fourth season as Oliver’s rival and will be prominently featured in the flashbacks of the new season.

“Arrow” stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Katie Cassidy as Dinah “Laurel” Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, John Barrowman as Malcom Merlyn, with Paul Blackthorne as Detective Lance, and the recently-announced Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt, aka Mr. Terrific, Alexander Calvert as Anarky, 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 riding off into the sunset with longtime flame 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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