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‘Arrow’ Season 2 Taps ‘Orphan Black’ Star, Plus New Flash’ Origin Details!

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While the fallout from ‘Arrow‘ season 2′s big revelation that the ‘Flash’ himself will speed through Starling City hasn’t quite dissipated, the acclaimed CW/DC drama has added itself another recognizable genre star for the second year. ‘Orphan Black‘ star Dylan Bruce will make his presence known when ‘Arrow’ returns for a second season on October 9, but will he be Oliver’s next target? And what new details of ‘Flash’ have emerged alongside him?

Per TVLine, Bruce will take the role of Adam Donner, appearing in the first and third episodes of the new season as Laurel (Katie Cassidy)’s new co-worker, a “corn-fed, All-American lawyer” whom descriptions reveal to be smart and charismatic. A little more competition for Oliver, now that Tommy’s out of the way perhaps?

Meanwhile, the Scarlet Speedster won’t appear until the eighth and ninth episodes of the new season, then again in the 20th as Dr. Barry Allen assumes the mantle of The Flash, but it seems the character will have a tragic backstory that stands toe-to-toe with Oliver’s. New reports reveal that Barry Allen will first make his way to Starling City as he investigates a series of murders that he believes have a connection to his mother’s own murder, years earlier, for which his father was wrongly sent to prison.

Apart from Dylan Bruce or The Flash, ‘Arrow’ season 2 will pick up on Oct. 9 some time after the events of season 1 finale “Sacrifice,” continuing its ‘Batman Begins’-influenced storytelling with the addition of new villains Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau), Brother Blood (Kevin Alejandro) and Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White). Guest stars Colton Haynes (Roy Harper), Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak) and Manu Bennett (Slade Wilson) have all been upgraded to series regulars for the second year in Starling City.

Well, what say you? Are you excited to see another genre favorite join ‘Arrow’ season 2? How do you think the CW drama will handle its first real “super” hero? Check out the Comic-Con trailer below, and give us your predictions in the comments!

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