The latest to join the expanding cast of Arrow season 5 is David Meunier, best-recognised for his role as Johnny Crowder in FX series Justified.
According to Deadline, Meunier will play recurring character and Russian crime boss Ishmael Gregor, “the slick and intimidating Pakhan (“Godfather”) of the Bratva, to whom Anatoly (David Nykl) reports”.
This particular “Pakhan” takes a special interest in Oliver Queen, the report goes on to say, but instead of spending his energy searching for magical powers as in Winick and Raney’s Outsiders, he’s a more down to Earth kind of mob boss.
There’s more Arrow casting news and trailers on the next page. You can also check out a range of images from the season 5 premiere in the gallery above.
Arrow season 5 start date
Arrow will return to The CW on Wednesday the 5th of October. We’ll let you know Sky’s UK air date when we hear it.