TVGuide.com is reporting that actor Peter Stormare will be joining Arrow as Werner Zytle… or as comic fans better know him, Count Vertigo.
But there is already a character called The Count played by Seth Gabel… no worries, they killed him. Stormare will be introduced as the new maker of the drug Vertigo taking The Count’s place. He will be the first villain of the new season and will go by the name Vertigo.
This is an interesting announcement in that Stormare was introduced as Berlin, the man going after Red Reddington on The Blacklist at the end of last season. So it looks like the actor is going to be doing double villainy duties to at least kick off the new TV season.
Arrow returns for its third season on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8/7c on The CW.