Since its first season, The CW’s Arrow has been known for casting actors from the Spartacus series in key roles. Manu Bennett plays season two villain Slade Wilson/Deathstroke, Katrina Law plays Nyssa, the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, and Cynthia Addai-Robinson plays former A.R.G.U.S. leader Amanda Waller. We can now add another name to the list, and this one should please fans of The Flash.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Spartacus and Star Trek Into Darkness actor Nick Tarabay has been cast as none other than Digger Harkness, aka Captain Boomerang. This villain is one of The Flash’s most well-known adversaries, and he has also served as a member of the Suicide Squad, both of whom debuted on Arrow last season. This iteration of Harkness is described as “a former A.R.G.U.S operative, highly skilled in martial arts and espionage, with a deadly thirst for vengeance against his former employers.”
Captain Boomerang first appears in episode seven of Arrow Season 3, and his arc will continue into the eighth episode, which will mark the second episode of the Arrow/The Flash crossover event. This is yet another exciting addition to the series’ world this season; in between Arrow and The Flash, we will see the debut of characters such as Ra’s al Ghul, Firestorm, Ray Palmer, Wildcat and Captain Cold. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.
The Flash premieres on The CW October 7th, while Arrow returns on October 8th.