‘Firefly‘ and ‘Terminator’ veteran Summer Glau has signed on for another genre show, joining the cast of The CW’s ‘Arrow‘ as the villainous Isabel Rochev. In the comics, Isabel is a former slave girl, inspired by Robert Queen who buys up controlling shares of Queen Industries through various subsidiaries and assumes control of the company, vowing to return it to greatness and to ruin Robert’s disgraced son Oliver. She also has an unhealthy obsession with Robert Queen and begins wearing his deceased wife’s clothes and wedding ring.
On the show, she is described as “enigmatically beautiful” and “dangerous” and will be the “vp acquisitions at Stellmoor International, a company looking to take over Queen Consolidated.” Glau’s character will debut in the second season premier and is one of the people whose name appears in Robert’s book which lists the corrupt citizens of Starling City, and serves as Ollie’s blueprint as his career as “The Hood.” (Producer Mark Guggenheim states that eventually, he will become Green Arrow in name.)I certainly hope they don’t cover Summer’s gorgeous face with that crazy mask!
Glau joins a bevy of genre stars who have guest starred on the series, including Torchwood‘s John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn, X-Men 2’s Kelly Hu as China White, Spartacus and The Hobbit‘s Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke the Terminator, Fringe‘s Seth Gabel as Count Vertigo and Battlestar Galactica’s Tahmoh Penikett as Nick Salvati.
The ‘Arrow’ panel at SDCC will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 5:15-6 p.m. to preview the new season with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, as well as castmembers Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colton Haynes, Emily Bett Rickards and David Ramsey.
I love how science fiction and fantasy remains loyal to the fine actors who have provided us with past enjoyment and keep employing them in new projects! Glau’s take will certainly be a departure from the ecentric comic book version, though!
Are you excited to see Summer Glau back on the small screen in another project? Do think she’s a good fit for this series? Are there any other genre stars that you think could make a comeback on this show? And whom would they play? Leave a comment below!