Arrow Season 5: The Walking Dead Alum Chad L. Coleman Cast as New Villain

Arrow Season 5

Arrow Season 5 has found its big bad. The CW superhero series has cast The Walking Dead alum Chad L. Coleman in the recurring role of Tobias Church., which first reported the casting news, describes Coleman’s Church as “an imposing gangster looking to unite the various criminal enterprises in Star City under his own singular command.” The site also reports that Coleman will first appear as Church on Arrow in the show’s Season 5 premiere, similar to how Neal McDonough’s Damien Darhk made his debut in last year’s Season 4 opener.

In addition to his role as Tyreese on The Walking Dead, Coleman is also well-known for his portrayal of Dennis “Cutty” Wise on The Wire. His other TV credits include the recent series The Expanse and History’s Roots remake, plus guest spots on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Good Wife, and Criminal Minds. 

Coleman joins several other new additions for Arrow Season 5, which include Madison McLaughlin as Artemis, Rick Gonzales as Wild Dog, and Josh Seguar in the new series-regular role of Adrian Chase, Star City’s new district attorney.

Arrow Season 5 premieres on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. on The CW.

Arrow fans, what do you think of Coleman’s casting? Does Tobias Church sound like an interesting villain to you? Comment below and let us know. 

[Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images]

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