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Arrow Casts Carly Pope

Arrow Casts Popular Alum Carly Pope as Coast City Reporter in Season 5

Carly Pope wants the dirt on Oliver Queen.

Arrow has tapped the Popular actress to recur in Season 5 as Susan Williams, a journalist from Coast City, TV Insider reports.

Susan — who makes her debut in Episode 3 — comes to Star City and targets the new mayor for a big story. In the DC Comics, the reporter is married to Jim Jordan, the little brother of Coast City’s resident hero Green Lantern, aka Hal Jordan.

Pope joins a growing list of Season 5 newbies that also includes Chicago P.D.’s Josh Segarra (in the series-regular role of D.A. Adrian Chase aka Vigilante), Reaper alum Rick Gonzalez as the DC Comics character Wild Dog, The Walking Dead‘s Chad L. Coleman as new villain Tobias Church and The McCarthysTyler Ritter as SCPD Detective Malone.

In addition to the late WB series Popular, Pope starred in Outlaw and recurred on The Tomorrow People. She will next be seen in Season 6 of Suits, airing this summer.

In a recent Facebook chat with fans, Arrow leading man Stephen Amell teased that the Season 5 premiere “has the opportunity for us to have the most vicious, violent one-shot in the history of network television” — meaning a long, continuous take with no cuts.

“If [the premiere] is any indication, Arrow is going to be f–king mean this year,” he added, “and that’s really exciting.”

Arrow Season 5 bows Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 8/7c, now leading into the new series Frequency.