Arrow is definitely going to have a lot of new faces in its fifth season as the casting announcements continues to come in. It was revealed by TV Insider today that The Tomorrow People’s Carly Pope has booked a recurring gig on the Emerald Archer series for Season 5. She will make her debut in the third episode as the character of Susan Williams who is described as followed:
“Susan Williams, a journalist from nearby Coast City who comes to Star City “looking to make a name for herself” by targeting Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) for a big story.”
Just like the report mentions, the name Susan Williams might sound familiar to certain DC Comics fans. Susan is actually the wife of Jim Jordan, kid brother to the one and only, Hal Jordan a.k.a. Green Lantern. This wouldn’t be the first time that the CWDC-Verse has hinted at the Green Lantern as The Flash mentioned in Season 1 that a Ferris Air station was shut down after a pilot mysterious disappeared, nodding to Hal.
We saw him briefly on Arrow this past season in flashbacks as we saw a man standing close to Oliver in a Coast City bar, wearing an aviator jacket with the name “Jordan” on it, without seeing his face. Coast City and Ferris Air has been mentioned and seen several times on Arrow as early as its first season. While the addition of Susan Williams isn’t necessarily a sign that we will suddenly meet Hal any time soon, remember that we are getting Superman on television this fall over at Supergirl so the idea of having Green Lantern on TV, isn’t as impossible as it used to be.
A nerd can dream right? The new follows the recent announcement of Tyler Ritter being cast on the series as Detective Malone who is a new member of the Star City Police Department.
Arrow Season 5 is set to premiere on Wednesday, October 5th, at 8/7c on The CW.
Source: TV Insider