Arrow Exclusive: X-Files Vet Nicholas Lea to Send [Spoiler] on a Surprising Journey

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Arrow Nicholas LeaArrow has nabbed an X-Files alum who’ll play a huge role in changing the life of a Queen family member.

Nicholas Lea, who played Mulder and Scully’s longtime nemesis Krycek, will guest-star on The CW’s sophomore hit, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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The actor will appear in Episodes 12 and 13 as Mark Francis, Walter Steele’s close associate. Francis will have a crucial part in the surprising twist that Moira’s life will take after her murder trial.

Lea’s other TV credits include a guest spot as infamous G-man Eliot Ness on Supernatural, as well as roles on Continuum, The Killing, V, Kyle XY and Men in Trees.

Comments (17)

  • Good news. Always liked him since X-Files

    Comment by Ryan – November 15, 2013 03:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So much for my theory that Moira is going to be sentenced to death and Oliver has to choose to let it happen for the sake of his newfound principles. Oh well. That would have been interesting, and Moira has pretty much served her purpose anyway. The show would be better served by trimming her character and making room in the budget for, say, Caity Lotz!

    Comment by Important feedback. – November 15, 2013 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh, you don’t get Susannah Thompson under contract and let her get away… that would be crazycakes. Keeping that third, older generation is really, really smart and add a whole other tier of complexity and scale. Moira and Malcolm are/were global players, and the show very clearly (nearly every episode) keeps the Arrow saga grounded in the city, but still very global.

      Comment by Temperance – November 15, 2013 08:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If I had to guess, I’d agree she gets death…but bet her sentence is commuted when Oliver leads a mission for the Suicide Squad.

      Establishing A.R.G.U.S. and giving Oliver a friend (or at least an acquaintance) like Amanda Waller…

      Comment by Russ – November 15, 2013 09:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awww Krycek!! My second favourite baddie after Mr Sark :) I miss the x files, but excited to see Lea in Arrow :)

    Comment by Katy – November 15, 2013 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. Plus, he’s not just a talented actor, he’s eye candy, so there’s that. ;) I liked Krycek and Marita Covarrubias together. I’m not even gonna pretend I didn’t have to go look up the spelling of her name.

      Comment by scooby – November 15, 2013 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good news. He’s a great actor, can’t wait to see him on the show.

    Comment by Joey – November 15, 2013 04:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nice get for Arrow. Can’t wait to see him in action.

    Comment by Nicole – November 15, 2013 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought he was especially good on John Woo’s Once a Thief – a criminally underrated Canadian series that made sport of buddy shows and shadowy government agency shows (‘GAC. What an unfortunate acronym!’)

    Comment by Sheldon W. – November 15, 2013 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “a criminally underrated Canadian series”
      :P aren’t they all. Except Orphan Black – I think its the first CDN series to be *not* underrated :P

      Comment by liz – November 15, 2013 09:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • everytime he popped up on screen in Continuum I said “Krychek!!!” out loud and shook my fist lol. Glad he’ll be on another show I can do it during :P

    Comment by liz – November 15, 2013 09:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was disappointed by what happened to his character on Continuum, since that show is shot in Vancouver (where Vancouver gets to be Vancouver) like Arrow, this is perhaps not that big of a surprise.

      Comment by Quinn Mallory – November 15, 2013 10:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is great news! Can’t wait to see these episodes.

    Comment by Alia – November 15, 2013 11:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He’s one of the few actors on my short list for who I’d cast as batman so I’m glad to see him on superhero TV even if it isn’t the role I’d have cast him as.

    Comment by kryptoniandavid – November 16, 2013 03:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Okay, now I just have to watch Arrow

    Comment by Guest – November 16, 2013 06:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So stoked to have Krycek- sorry- Nicholas Lea back on TV.

    Comment by thestormwithin (@thestormwithin) – November 20, 2013 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hot dog, RATBOY!!!!

    Comment by Bev Haut – December 2, 2013 04:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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