Arrow adds villain

The CW is continuing to grow Arrow, their hit show.

British actor Jimmy Akingbola will take on the role of Baron Reiter also known as Baron Blitzkrieg, a DC Comics villain. Akingbola will be on the show as a regular, an adversary for Oliver and appear in flashback sequences.  In the comics, the character is the leader of the nefarious group Shadowspire.

The fictional crime group Shadowspire first made their appearance in Deathstroke no. 53 and supplied South American drug cartels with weapons, transportation, technology and intelligence.

This is the second role that Akingbola has taken in the USofA, the other being History’s Sons of Liberty.