‘Arrow’ Casts ‘Carrie Diaries’ Alum Austin Butler in Recurring Role

Butler plays a charismatic DJ who catches Thea’s attention

The CW is staying in business with Austin Butler. The “Life Unexpected” and “Carrie Diaries” star has joined season 3 of “Arrow” in a recurring role, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Butler will play Chase, a charismatic DJ whose talent and wiles catch the attention of Oliver Queen’s (Stephen Amell) little sister Thea (Willa Holland), who was last seen leaving town with her biological father, Malcolm (John Barrowman).

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Chase and Thea’s relationship will turn romantic, which could spell trouble for her on-again, off-again connection to Roy (Colton Haynes), who will be busy dealing with becoming a superhero himself this upcoming season.

Butler will first appear in episode 7 of the new season of “Arrow.” He also recently landed a recurring role on ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth.” He is repped by WME and Anonymous Content.