12:00pm PT by Philiana Ng, Lesley Goldberg
'Arrow' Recruits 'The Killing' Star for Season 2
Arrow is adding another DC Comics character to its arsenal.
Bex Taylor-Klaus, best known for her arc on The Killing as Bullet, has been cast as Sin, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. She will appear in the third and fourth episodes of The CW drama's upcoming second season.
Sin, who first appeared in a 1999 issue of the Birds of Prey series, is described as a wayward youth who is befriended by the Black Canary and has a connection with fellow street urchin, Roy Harper (Colton Haynes).
At Comic-Con, producers revealed that a slew of new characters would be introduced: Brother Blood (Kevin Alejandro), Black Canary and Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White). A sizzle reel featured a new actress playing Black Canary, a departure from the trajectory prescribed in the comic books for Katie Cassidy's Laurel Lance — but executive producer Andrew Kreisberg indicated it was by design.
"The first Green Arrow we saw wasn't Oliver; chronologically, it was Yao Fei," he said at the time. "The first Deathstroke we saw wasn't Slade Wilson; the first Merlyn the archer we saw wasn't his father, it was Tommy."
During the Television Critics Association summer press tour, producers revealed that Barry Allen/Flash will appear in the eighth, ninth and 20th episodes. The 20th episode will serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential series.
Taylor-Klaus is repped by Corsa Agency and Curtis Talent.
Arrow returns Oct. 9 on The CW.