Just as it looked like Stephen Amell might be hanging out solo in the Arrow Cave for Season 5, the CW show runners have added a whole new host of fresh faces to the cast. But will these new cast members end up defending Star City, or taking it down once and for all?
The Arrow Season 5 cast looks like it'll be the show's best yet. To help you get acquainted with the new talent, check out our frequently updated list below, which includes every cast member — new and old — who will star in Season 5.
New Arrow Cast Members In Season 5
— Josh Segarra: Chicago P.D. star Segarra will join the Arrow cast in Season 5, playing Adrian Chase, a new character who helps Oliver while keeping secrets of his own. The American actor previously starred on another TV show called Sirens and also originated the role of Emilio Estefan in the Broadway musical On Your Feet!
Check out this video: '20 Questions in 2 Minutes with Josh Segarra, Star of On Your Feet':
— Rick Gonzalez: Gonzalez joins the cast this season as Rene Ramirez, one of the new heroes that Oliver will take under his wing. Best known for his role as Timo Cruz in the film Coach Carter, Gonzalez has also appeared on the CW before on the supernatural drama Reaper.
— Chad L. Coleman: The Walking Dead star Coleman is set to impress genre fans once again as villain Tobias Church in Season 5 of Arrow. Before he made a name for himself taking down walkers, Coleman rose to fame in the HBO crime drama The Wire and voiced the character Coach in the popular zombie video game Left 4 Dead 2.
— Tyler Ritter: It's no surprise that the son of the late John Ritter would follow in his father's footsteps and turn to acting. In Season 5, Ritter will take a recurring role as Detective Malone, a new addition to the Star City Police Department. Alongside a starring role in the TV show The McCarthy's, Ritter has appeared in a number of shows including Grey's Anatomy and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
— Carly Pope: Pope will play a journalist called Susan Williams who's out to make a name for herself in Star City. The Canadian actress has had a number of TV roles in the past, including a recurring part on the high school drama Popular.
— Joe Dinicol: After taking recurring roles in Blindspot and Grey's Anatomy, Dinicol will join the Arrow Season 5 cast as Rory Regan, a character who has roots in the mystical side of the Arrowverse.
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— Wil Traval: After taking a pivotal role in Marvel's Jessica Jones series as Will Simpson, Traval has clearly developed a taste for comic book shenanigans. He'll be joining the cast as Christopher Chance in Arrow Season 5, a character more widely known as Human Target by superhero fans.
— David Meunier: Meunier is no stranger to genre TV, playing Johnny Crowder on the show Justified alongside roles in series such as Revolution and Jericho. For his next part, Meunier will join the Arrow Season 5 cast as Ishmael Gregor, a Russian immigrant who became a Mob boss in the comics.
— Dolph Lundgren: The former Punisher and all round badass action star Dolph Lundgren has taken a part in Arrow Season 5, playing a villainous role that's still shrouded in mystery. Lundgren became famous for starring in action films such as Rocky IV and Universal Soldier, but has recently had a Hollywood comeback in The Expendables franchise.
Check out this clip of Dolph Lundgren fighting in his Rocky IV breakout role:
Arrow Cast Members Since Season 1
- Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen)
- David Ramsey (John Diggle)
- Willa Holland (Thea Queen)
- Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak)
- Paul Blackthorne (Quentin Lance)
- Colton Haynes (Roy Harper)
Arrow Cast Members Since Season 2
- David Nykl (Anatoly Knyazev)
Arrow Cast Members Since Season 4
- Echo Kellum (Curtis Holt)
- Madison McLaughlin (Evelyn Sharp)
While it's hard to predict which one of these new characters will last beyond one season, we can't help but feel more excited than ever at the prospect of Arrow returning to our screens. The CW have hit the bullseye for sure this time with their most impressive ensemble yet.
To see more of relative newcomer Madison McLaughlin in action, check out this clip of the young star during her brief appearance in Arrow Season 4:
Who's your favorite new cast member in Arrow Season 5? Let us know in the comments!