• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest
OCT
12
2 YEARS

'Arrow' First Look: Who Is John Barrowman Playing? (Exclusive)

He'll make his first appearance in the fifth episode of the CW freshman Stephen Amell starrer.

Arrow Damaged Episodic Barrowman EXCLUSIVE - P 2012
Cate Cameron/The CW
"Arrow's" John Barrowman

Calling all Green Arrow fans!

The Hollywood Reporter has your first look at Torchwood alum John Barrowman making his debut on the CW's adaptation Arrow -- but who is this Well Dressed Man playing?

Barrowman will make his debut in the fifth episode of the freshman drama titled "Damaged," playing a character who is only being referred to as "Well Dressed Man." He's described as being as mysterious as he is wealthy and recur as an acquaintance of the Queen family and prominent figure in Starling City.

PHOTOS: The 100 Fresh Faces of Fall TV

Using the exclusive photos above and below, it appears that acquaintance is Oliver's mother, Moira Queen (Susanna Thomson), who seems to be paying a visit to what appears to be the office of one very Well Dressed Man.

Considering the final moments of Wednesday's series premiere revealed she isn't really that happy to have Ollie (Stephen Amell) back at home and attempted to off her son, the question remains: is this Well Dressed Man working for or against her?

The CW adaptation starsAmell (Private Practice) as Oliver Queen/Arrow, a hooded vigilante who returns home to Starling City five years after being presumed dead from a boating crash to carry out revenge upon the people who have transformed his hometown from the sprawling city it once was.

PHOTOS: The Odds on Which Fall Shows Will Survive

The series premiere scored a 1.3 rating with adults 18-49 and 4.02 million total viewers, making it the CW's best premiere since The Vampire Diaries and its most-watched telecast in three years.

Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW. Hit the comments with your theories on who he's playing.

Email: Lesley.Goldberg@thr.com; Twitter: @Snoodit