For a long while on Arrow, Green Arrow was just "The Hood" or "The Vigilante." And when they've prepared to introduce new characters, they've often been teased as a "new Vigilante coming to Star City."
Now, though, Adrian Chase -- the character known to fans as Vigilante -- is headed to Arrow.
Deadline reports that Josh Segarra will play the role.
Created during Marv Wolfman's time on the New Teen Titans, Vigilante in the comics is a former New York district attorney who's set on the path of justice after hsi family is killed by the mob. The CW describes him similarly: Chase is "Star City’s new district attorney and an ally of Mayor Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), who aims to clean up the streets through the legal system."
Segarra joins Rick Gonzalez, who will play Wild Dog next season. Echo Kellum, who plays Curtis Holt (a formative version of Justice Society member Mister Terrific), has also been upgraded from recurring to series regular.
While in the comics, Vigilante tends to be fairly similar to Wild Dog in his aggressive, brutal approach to fighting crime, he's a more complex and layered character. Chase is only one of the people to use the name Vigilante; he would eventually be consumed with guilt over his own abandonment of the rule of law, and would take his own life. Later, another Vigilante would take his place.
Arrow starts filming soon for an October premiere on The CW. The series airs on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT.