6:26pm PT by Aaron Couch
'Arrow' Casts New Love Interest for Oliver
Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is getting a new lady in his life.
Elysia Rotaru will play a love interest to the vigilante in Arrow season four, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
That may sound ominous for fans who rejoiced when Oliver finally road off into the sunset with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) in the season three finale. Fear not, Olicity faithful. Rotaru's character will appear in flashback sequences and will not be a rival to Felicity. Rotaru has appeared on WB/CW's Supernatural and CW's iZombie.
Rotaru's casting follows news that True Blood alum Rutina Wesley is in negotiations to join the show as an unnamed character, and Enlisted alum Parker Young has been cast as a love interest for Oliver's sister Thea (Willa Holland).
Those new faces are part of a growing cast, which includes British actor Jimmy Akingbola as DC Comics villain Baron Reiter (AKA Baron Blitzkrieg), Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk, Alexander Calvert as Lonnie Machin/Anarky and Echo Kellum as DC superhero Mister Terrific. Falk Hentschel will be play Carter Hall/Hawkman and Danish actor Casper Crump will play the villain Vandal Savage on crossover episodes of Arrow/The Flash before moving over to upcoming spinoff Legends of Tomorrow in early 2016.
Arrow season four premieres Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. on the CW.
Entertainment Weekly first reported the casting news.