The CW’s Arrow has its sights set on further upping its geek cred by casting Whedonverse alum and onetime Terminator Summer Glau as an adversary for Oliver Queen.
In Season 2 of the superhero series, Glau will fill the recurring role of Isabel Rochev, the beautiful (yathink?) and dangerous Vice President of Aquisitions for Stellmoor International, a company looking to take over Queen Consolidated. Previously on the show, her name was glimpsed on Robert Queen’s “list.”
Per DC lore, at least, Isabel fancies herself a bit of a rightful heir to the Queen family business, and as such she will be eager to get Ollie out of her way. (She is also technically a blonde, but if the show so desires, sources tell me we now have the technology to make that happen!)
In addition to Firefly, Dollhouse and The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Glau’s credits include The Cape, Chuck and, most recently, guest-starring turns on Alphas, Grey’s Anatomy and Hawaii Five-0.
Arrow lets its new season fly on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Are you curious to have Glau/Isabel on board?
by Matt Webb Mitovich
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