Arrow fans, you can stop putting together your wish lists for actors to play Oliver Queen's pain in the neck for Season 5. The Walking Dead's Chad Coleman will join the CW show, playing the previously teased big bad, TVGuide.com has confirmed. IGN was first to report the news.
Previously named Anton Church, Coleman will suit up as Tobias Church (hmmm, we liked the sound of "Anton" better, but whatevs), "an imposing gangster looking to unite the various criminal enterprises in Star City under his own singular command." You'll get your first look at Church in the Season 5 premiere.
We already learned a few things about Church, including the fact that he's just a normal dude, not some superpowered villain. He was also based on The Wire's Stringer Bell, meaning he'll be business savvy in addition to being totally ripped.
You know Coleman as Tyreese from The Walking Dead, but the veteran actor also appeared as Cutty in The Wire, Fred Johnson in Syfy's The Expanse, and, oddly, Gary Miller in Fox's one-and-done sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter.
Arrow returns for its fifth season on Wednesday, October 5 at 8/7c.