Arrow was met with a bit of resistance in yesterday’s casting of DC’s Baron Blitzkrieg, but for anyone opposed to Season 4’s latest addition, resistance is futile (yes, I’m paid to do this). Star Trek: Voyager alum and fan-favorite Jeri Ryan will trade Borg implants for arrows in a new Season 4 role, one which might earn a target on her back.

According to Access Hollywood, Ryan will appear in the second installment of Arrow Season 4 as Jessica Danforth, a friend to the Queen family whose political ambitions will place her in the crosshairs of “a menacing antagonist.” Given executive Marc Guggenheim’s earlier Tweet about the episode, we’d guess Ryan will portray “The Candidate” in question.

Elsewhere of Arrow Season 4, we know the fourth year is expected to somewhat creatively revamp the series after its Season 3 finale saw Oliver retiring the vigilante lifestyle, at least with his current costume. In addition to a focusing on DC villains H.I.V.E. and Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), Season 4 will also introduce Echo Kellum’s Mr. Terrific, and Alexander Calvert’s Anarky, and White Canary before her Legends of Tomorrow role. Apart from Wendy Mericle’s elevation to co-showrunner alongside Marc Guggenheim, we also know that Punisher: War Zone director Lexi Alexander will helm an episode.

We’ve yet to see Arrow Season 4 engaging in much outside production, but who else besides Jeri Ryan might enter the fray when Oliver Queen returns on October 7?

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