Arrow's Count Vertigo May Return

It seems as though The Count, Arrow's version of Count Vertigo and identified when he was cast as the first season's "big bad" on the hit CW series, won't be killed when his story ends in 2013--because the actor who plays the character told Collider that it's not unlikely he'll be back.

"Oh, definitely! It’s very possible that I’ll make future appearances, and it’s something that I would absolutely love doing," Seth Gabel told the site when asked about the possibility of his character coming back for another go-'round with Oliver Queen.

His other thoughts on Arrow are below:

  • "The interest in the Arrow guest spot has been really surprising and incredible. I suppose it is from having such a wonderful audience from Fringe, and I’m so appreciative of that. The fans of Fringe are so loyal and incredible and powerful. They single-handedly kept that show on the air when the numbers showed that it should have canceled. To see the power that an audience like that has is really inspiring to me. I’m so glad that that audience has found Arrow. I was so excited to be a part of it because I’m a fan of the show and a fan of the genre, as well as the sci-fi genre. I love anything that has a big metaphor. It was a really exciting thing to be a part of, and I had so much fun doing it."
  • "I play The Count, who’s based on Count Vertigo of the comic book series. Instead of having superpowers, the powers are manifested in a drug called Vertigo, that I sell on the street. I’m essentially this street thug/drug kingpin, taking over the streets of Starling City. The way I justified being a super-villain, if you will, is that the character cares so much about money and power that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to acquire those things. In being totally consumed by money and power, I can completely ignore any questionable ethics, along that process, and just completely throw myself into doing whatever acts will achieve the acquisition of those things, whether it’s evil, wrong or whatever."
  • "The difference between film and TV is so interesting. I just did a film called Forever, that will be coming out on the festival circuit next year, and I was so pleased with the luxury of knowing where the story is going and knowing the beginning, middle and end, and not waiting for pages to come out that haven’t been written yet. You need to read the next episode, so that you can start preparing that. But, to actually be able to stay focused on telling this one story was just so relaxing. It was such a luxury, after having done TV for so long, where you’re never letting your guard down and you’re always needing to prepare for the next day, until you get to that last episode. The difference between film and TV, for me, is just that huge thing of knowing that there’s a script that is not going to change and you can go really deep into that. With TV, you’re just constantly on a high-wire, making sure you don’t fall."