It appears that Arrow has finally found its Richard Dragon.
Deadline is reporting that Kirk Acevedo (Fringe, Oz, 12 Monkeys) has been cast as the much-anticipated character, who will go by the name of Richardo Diaz. Acevedo is set to have a season-long recurring arc on Arrow's sixth season.
You can check out the character description for Richard Dragon below.
A hardened ex-con recently released from prison for crimes he didn’t commit, Ricardo Diaz (Acevedo) is bent on taking over Star City’s criminal underworld. A master in hand to hand combat, honed by years of life on the street, Diaz has yet to meet a foe he can’t take down.
The moniker of Diaz should be familiar to fans of the Green Arrow comics, as it is the official alias of the second incarnation of the character, which debuted in 2013's Green Arrow #23. Before that, the first version of the character was known as Richard Drakunovski.
This isn't Acevedo's first turn in a comic book-inspired television show. The actor appeared as Mitch Dolgen in two episodes of The Walking Dead's fourth season, and also had a brief stint as Agent Calderon on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
It is unclear exactly when Acevedo will make his Arrow debut, as the series is already multiple episodes into filming the sixth season.
Arrow will return for its sixth season on The CW on Oct. 12, 2017, with the season premiere episode titled "Fallout." The premiere will mark a move from its traditional Wednesday time slot to Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT.