Colin Donnell Joins ARROW As "Merlyn"

Colin Donnell Joins ARROW As "Merlyn"

New York stage actor Colin Donnell will join the cast of the CW's take on Green Arrow as Oliver Queen's best pal (soon to be worst enemy?) Tommy Merlyn. Click for the details..

As the cast for CW's modern take on DC comics character Green Arrow grows, the latest addition is stage actor Colin Donnell.

From Deadline..

Donnell will play Tommy Merlyn, Oliver’s best friend, a playboy “trustafarian” who assumes the good times will roll again now that Oliver has returned…only to learn Oliver is a changed man.

Now as any Green Arrow fan will know, the character of "Merlyn The Magician" in the comics is also an expert archer and one of Queen's arch villains. The two did start off as friends, but it was short lived. One would assume that is the road the tv pilot will take with this Tommy Merlyn, but I guess you never know since this won't follow the comics in any specific way. Steven Amell will play Oliver Queen under Smallville director David Nutter. The pilot was written/executive produced by Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim.

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Filed Under "Green Arrow" 2/21/2012 Source: Deadline
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