'Arrow' Casts DC Superhero Mister Terrific

Echo Kellum will play the brilliant Olympian.
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Arrow is ready for a dose of Terrific.

Echo Kellum has been cast as the DC superhero Mister Terrific, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. He'll appear in a recurring role.

In comic book lore, Michael Holt is a brilliant man, Olympic gold medalist and recipient of more than a dozen PhDs. After his wife and child are killed in an accident he blames himself for, the guilt leads him to use his genius and physical prowess to fight crime under the identity Mister Terrific.

Arrow executive producer Greg Berlanti revealed at Comic-Con that their version of Mister Terrific would work with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and happened to be gay.

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Kellum is known for work on Fox's Ben and Kate and NBC's Sean Saves the World, and has also worked on comedy staples Key and Peele and Rick and Morty

The players for Arrow season four are shaping up, with Neal McDonough on board as season four villain Damien Darhk. Batman villain Anarky will also be in the mix, with Alexander Calvert playing the criminal for hire.

Arrow season four four premieres Oct. 7 on the CW at 8 p.m.

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