Actor Chad L. Coleman of Walking Dead and The Wire fame has just been cast for the upcoming season of Arrow. He will be taking on the role of Tobias Church next season. While he was loveable as a reformed gangster in The Wire and almost teddy-bear-like on The Walking Dead, it looks like Coleman will be taking on a much darker role this season on Arrow.
This character is described as “an imposing gangster looking to unite the various criminal enterprises in Star City under his own singular command.” With the power vacuum left in the wake of Damien Darhk’s defeat, it looks like there will be an opportunity for his character to spread some mayhem and require Oliver and Team Arrow to reunite to stop him.
With Coleman’s casting along with the return of Evelyn Sharp and the introduction of Wild Dog, it looks like Arrow will be going back to a more “street-focused” show and not so much with the supernatural elements.
Arrow returns this fall Wednesday, Oct. 5 on the CW.