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THE WALKING DEAD Alum Joins ARROW As Season 5 Villain

FormerTHE WALKING DEAD star Chad Coleman has found a second life on ARROW Season 5!

Arrow has a new villain for Season 5 and he’s a very familiar face for fans of The Walking Dead!

Chad Coleman (aka Tyrese in the AMC show) has joined Arrow as the villainous Tobias Church, an organized crime boss in Star City who’s bringing baddies together under his command. The character doesn’t exist in the DC comics universe, but with so little details, it’s quite possible that the character is a sinister villain that readers know and love using a fresh alias.

Chad Coleman expressed his joy on Twitter while giving a nod to his former show as well:

The character is set to make his first appearance in the season premiere.

Arrow has announced several new additions for Season 5 over the past week, including Madison McLaughlin as Evelyn Sharp/Artemis, Rick Gonzales as Wild Dog, and Josh Segarra as Vigilante.

After a fourth season that was heavy on magic and mysticism, Arrow plans to head back to its simpler roots– fighting the corrupt– for Season 5, according to star Stephen Amell.

The show returns to The CW on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.


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