Chad L. Coleman, known to many for his roles in TV shows like The Wire and more recently The Walking Dead, is coming back into your television sets soon. The actor is set to appear on the upcoming season 5 of CW hit Arrow, the drama series based off of DC Comics’ Green Arrow property.
He is slated to take on the role of local Star City thug Tobias Church, and he spoke with KTLA 5 in Los Angeles to talk a bit about his new portrayal early Tuesday.
Although his roles in the past have seen him usually take on a friendlier persona, he seems upbeat about the switch-up when he described his character by saying, “Everyone knows me as Mr. Nice Tyreese. No more Mr. Nice Tyreese”. He then went on to share some laughs about co-star Stephen Amell, who portrays the titular Arrow (fully Green Arrow now in the most recent seasons).
The station followed by releasing a clip of Arrow‘s 5th season showcasing Coleman in his new role on the show, which you can watch here.
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. Oliver returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs of his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), former police captain Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) and brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum).
Newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy, Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity – but they’re no longer the only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.
You can see Arrow on the CW on Wednesdays at 8/7c.