Watch your back, Oliver (Stephen Amell), there's a new villain coming to town!
Production on Arrow's highly-anticipated second season kicked off this week in Vancouver and we just got our hands on some seriously awesome casting news that will make fans even more excited for the CW breakout hit's return in October. Firefly and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles star Summer Glau is set to join the series in a recurring role. Go on, geek out!
Glau will take on the role of Isabel Rochev, the enigmatically beautiful and professionally dangerous Vice President of Aquisitions of Stellmoor International, a company looking to take over Queen Consolidated.
While fans have yet to hear much about Isabel on the series (her name was briefly seen on Robert's list of people who have corrupted, or as Oliver would say "failed," Starling City), readers of the original comics are surely buzzing over her introduction in season two.
From a small village in Siberia where she worked in a diamond mine, Isabel fell in love with Robert Queen and became determined to make something of herself. After Robert's death years later, she becomes the CEO of Queen Industries, corrupts Star City and is keen on seeing Oliver dead.
Isabel believed she was the true love of Robert's life, so much so that she was known to wear his wife's wedding ring. Moira (Susanna Thompson), you better watch your company and your jewels, which may be hard to do from behind bars.
Of course, Arrow has strayed from the original DC Comics, so who knows what version of the character Glau will be tackling.
Glau has long been a genre fan favorite, thanks to her iconic role as River in Joss Whedon's short-lived but cult hit Firefly, as well as her turn as Cameron, a Terminator, in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She has also made memorable guest appearances on Hawaii Five-0, Dollhouse, Grey's Anatomy and Chuck.
In the season one finale of Arrow, Oliver defeated Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) aka the Dark Archer, but only after half of the city was destroyed, resulting in his best friend Tommy's (Colin Donnell) tragic death.
Amell recently posted a video teasing season two on his Facebook page, saying, "It's going to be so much fun."
Arrow returns for its second season on Oct. 9 on the CW.