UPDATE 11:12 a.m. PST: Alexander Calvert has also joined the cast, playing DC comic book villain Anarky.
ORIGINAL STORY: “Arrow” has found its Mr. Terrific.
Echo Kellum has joined Season 4 of The CW’s DC superhero drama in a recurring role as the DC comic book character Curtis Holt, TheWrap has learned.
In this incarnation of the character, Holt will play an inventor who works at Palmer Technologies under Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards). At the panel for “Arrow” at the San Diego Comic Con, executive producer Marc Guggenheim revealed that this version of Mr. Teriffic will be gay.
Neal McDonough has also joined Season 4 of “Arrow” to play the villain Damien Darhk.
The series also stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey and Willa Holland, with John Barrowman and Paul Blackthorne.
Executive producers are Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Wendy Mericle and Sarah Schechter. It is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
“Arrow” returns for its fourth season October 7 on the CW.
Kellum’s TV credits include “Ben and Kate,” “Sean Saves the World” and “A to Z.” He is represented by TalentWorks and Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment.