Details on new villain being cast for season 5

Season four only finished airing in the UK on Wednesday, but Arrow is already looking to cast its new villain for the upcoming fifth season.

According to TVLine, the show is looking to cast for the tentatively named ‘Anton Church,’ who they describe as “a ruthless crime lord who sets out to fill the sizable void left by Damien Darhk and H.I.V.E..” According to the casting notice, Church is “an ‘apex predator’ who ‘cuts his way through the shadows’ by taking down ‘the biggest threat first.'”

The character is apparently loosely inspired by drug kingpin Stringer Bell from The Wire, who was portrayed by Idris Elba. Jason Momoa, the former Game of Thrones actor, is also noted as a physical prototype.

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