10:00am PT by Sydney Bucksbaum
'Arrow' Adds Tyler Ritter in Recurring Role (Exclusive)
Arrow is adding another new face for season five.
The CW's DC Comics drama has cast Tyler Ritter in a recurring role, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Ritter will play Detective Malone, a new addition to the Star City Police Department following Captain Lance's (Paul Blackthorne) departure from the squad last season.
But just because Lance is no longer working for the SCPD and both of his daughters are gone — one is dead and the other is off time-traveling on Legends of Tomorrow — doesn't mean that Blackthorne will have a smaller role to play in season five. He is still a series regular, so expect to see Lance continue to play a major part in the story.
Ritter joins several new actors coming onboard the superhero drama this upcoming season. In addition to promoting Echo Kellum to series regular, Arrow will welcome Josh Segarra (Chicago P.D.) as a new district attorney and Chad L. Coleman (The Walking Dead) as a new villain. Last season, the series said goodbye to longtime regular Katie Cassidy.
Best known for his starring role on the canceled CBS comedy The McCarthys, Ritter most recently recurred on the NCIS franchise and on Freeform’s Young and Hungry. He is repped by UTA and Principal Entertainment LA.
Season five of Arrow is set to premiere Wednesday, Oct., 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.