Arrow co-creator and executive producer Greg Berlanti had a life before superheroes. True, he is now the center of the DC Comics TV Universe that includes Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow, but once upon a time, Berlanti was more concerned about the average everyday normal teenager. He got his start on Dawson’s Creek and then created Everwood, the story a brilliant brain surgeon that ups and moves with his children to a small Colorado town after his wife dies. How is this related to Arrow? Well, one of the Everwood actors is coming to Star City, and it looks like he’s the reason and old friend is coming back to town.
According to TVLine, Tom Amandes is coming to Arrow for episode 12 of the present season as the villain The Calculator. In the comic books, Noah Kuttler is a genius and a master strategist, but the Arrow version of The Calculator will be given a high tech upgrade as a “criminal mastermind and techincal genius.” Calculator uses his super hacking skills to lure Roy Harper out of hiding, and make the former Arsenal do his dirty work. The episode will be called “Unchained.”
This follows up on the news we broke over the weekend that Arsenal portrayer Colton Haynes was set to return to Arrow after hanging up his bow and handing down his red suit to Thea (Willa Holland) at the end of season three. “Unchained” is presently shooting and will air sometime in the new year. In the meantime, the mega-Arrow/Flash crossover that will serve as the backdoor pilot to Legends of Tomorrow is happening in less than one week!
Fun fact: Amandes is not the first Everwood actor to work on Arrow; co-star Gregory Smith, who graduated to become a cop on Rookie Blue, directed the pivotal episode “Nanda Parbat” last season. Two other Everwood names are also in the superhero business, Emily Van Camp is Agent 13 in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and of course Chris Pratt is perhaps best known for playing Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy. How long now till Treat Williams gets to play a comic book character? Well, we’ll let you know when and if that happens.
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 pm on the CW.
Source: Comic Book Movie