Parker Young and Rutina Wesley to Join Arrow Cast

Parker Young and Rutina Wesley to Join Arrow Cast

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Exciting news has been announced for Arrow fans. Parker Young of Enlisted and Rutina Wesley, known for Hannibal are to appear in Season 4.

Parker, 26, has also played Ryan Shay in the comedy Suburgatory and, as well as an actor, is a model.

Rutina, 35, has also played the main role of Tara Thornton in the vampire drama series True Blood.

Parker will play a potential love interest for Thea Queen (Oliver Queen’s half-sister played by Willa Holland) while Rutina’s role is yet to be revealed.

This announcement coincides with the news that occasional wrestler/actor Stephen Amell, who plays the main role of Oliver Queen in Arrow will be competing at the WWE SummerSlam as part of a tag team match.

Based on the DC Comics character ‘Green Arrow’, the series Arrow has received three awards since in originally aired in 2012. It is a superhero drama that focuses around the life of Oliver Queen who is a billionaire playboy turned vigilante after he was forced to use his survival skills for five years after being shipwrecked on an isolated island.

The popularity of Arrow has led to two spin-offs, The Flash which originally aired last year and Legends of Tomorrow, which is currently in development.

This season of Arrow will pick up from when Oliver Queen left Starling City with his longtime flame Felicity Smoak. Oliver will receive a new love interest in the show. This lady will not rival Felicity though, as she will appear in flashback sequence form. The love interest will be played by Elysia Rotaru who has appeared in Supernatural.

The flashback love interest scenes are set to be darker in tone than the Felicity ones to contrast what’s happening in the present, as ‘flashback’ Oliver is a very different person to the present day Oliver.

Season 4 of Arrow premieres on on Wednesday October 7, 2015.