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Arrow Casts Series Regular Role of DC Vigilante Adrian Chase in Season 5

Arrow Josh Segarra

There’s an upside to getting killed off on Chicago P.D.

Arrow has tapped Josh Segarra — who recurred on the NBC drama as Justin Voight before meeting his demise in last month’s finale — to play the series-regular role of Star City’s new district attorney, Adrian Chase, our sister site Deadline reports.

The character serves as an ally to Mayor Oliver Queen and aims to clean up the streets through the legal system.

As TVLine first reported, Chase is described as an “irrepressibly charming” contemporary of Oliver’s and “a man on a mission” — out as he is to avenge a tragic, violent loss from his own, years-ago past. He is someone who could “just as easily shake your hand as your best friend or break your neck as your worst enemy — and you never know which one is coming. Either way, he’s more than capable of having a good time as he does it.”

In the DC Comics canon, Chase was a New York City D.A. whose family was killed by mobsters, prompting him to seek justice in his own way under the name Vigilante. He also had strong ties to Deathstroke, who is portrayed by Manu Bennett on the CW series.

Other Season 5 additions include Rick Gonzalez (Reaper) as the vigilante Wild Dog and a yet-to-be-cast ruthless crime lord loosely inspired by Idris Elba’s Wire drug kingpin Stringer Bell.

Arrow returns to The CW this fall, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c.

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