Arrow adds Carly Pope to their cast for a recurring role that hints at the possible appearance of another DC character.
Carly Pope (Popular) has joined the ranks of recurring character roles for the CW’s Arrow. According to Enteratinment Weekly, Pope will be playing Susan Williams, a reporter who comes to Star City with an interest in Oliver Queen, but more for investigative purposes than a romantic interest.
**mild spoilers coming**
However, DC comics fans may already know more about Susan Williams than those who just watch the TV series, because this character has a connection to another DC superhero.
DC Comics fans may recognize the character as the wife of Jim Jordan, the younger brother of the Green Lantern, Hal Jordan. Fans speculated about a nod to the Green Lantern in the season 4 premiere, and this casting may fuel the theory that Jordan may make an appearance.
The Green Lantern reference that made it’s way into the Arrow season 4 premiere was when Oliver tried vigilantism in Coast City, the home of Hal Jordan, before Amanda Waller intercepted him for another task.
So, with the addition of Susan Williams, does that mean we’ll eventually see the bearer of the power ring in the series as well? Only time will tell, but we certainly would be excited for that!
Carly Pope may look familiar, as she played Sam McPherson in the WB’s1999-2001 series Popular. She’s had numerous appearances in TV movies and shows, including other recurring roles in 24, Game of Silence, and the CW’s defunct The Tomorrow People which starred Stephen Amell’s cousin, Robbie Amell. She’s also appeared in the movies Elysium and This Last Lonely Place.
The season 5 premiere of Arrow airs Wednesday, October 5th, at 8pm ET on the CW.