Arrow Season 6 Adds Kirk Acevedo as Villain Richard Dragon

Deadline has revealed that Arrow has found another villain to take on the Emerald Archer by adding Kirk Acevedo (Kingdom, Law & Order: SVU) as Ricardo Diaz aka Richard Dragon. He joins Lost star Michael Emerson as a new addition to the series.

A hardened ex-con recently released from prison for crimes he didn’t commit, Ricardo Diaz is bent on taking over Star City’s criminal underworld. A master in hand to hand combat, honed by years of life on the street, Diaz has yet to meet a foe he can’t take down.

Originally in the pages of DC Comics, Richard Dragon was more of a heroic character, lending his martial arts abilities to train other DC heroes like The Question, Huntress, and more. During DC’s New 52 however the character was reworked to become a villain for Green Arrow.

Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, 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. The series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter.

Based on the DC characters, the series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Wendy Mericle and Sarah Schechter. Arrow is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Arrow, which formerly aired Wednesday nights at 8:00pm ET/PT on The CW, will move to Thursday nights at 9:00pm ET/PT when season six premieres October 12.

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