'Arrow' Spoilers: Heroes, Bad Guys and Tahmoh Penikett Coming in Season 1
'Arrow' Spoilers: Heroes, Bad Guys and Tahmoh Penikett Coming in Season 1
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
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You can't have a comic-book TV show without bringing a whole bunch of good guys and bad guys, can you? Arrow obviously wants lots of heroes and villains -- several actors are now confirmed to guest-star in season 1 of the show.

The Huntress

Some of the upcoming characters will be familiar to fans of the Green Arrow comics. One such character is The Huntress. This female vigilante has appeared in the comic books for decades and will be played in Arrow by Jessica De Gouw, EW.com reports.

In the TV version, The Huntress is the alias of Helena Bertinelli, the daughter of a mafia bigwig. Her quest for revenge began with the murder of her family -- but that's not her only purpose. The character's description reads, "Helena is a potential love interest for Oliver Queen; a fellow vigilante, set on destroying her father's organized crime empire."

Helena Bertinelli/The Huntress will appear for multiple episodes, beginning sometime around episode 6.

And Her Daddy

Of course, you can't have a vigilante love interest if the lady is lacking in a nemesis. That's why Frank Bertinelli, the father of Helena and the head of a crime syndicate, is set to appear in episode 7 of Arrow season 1. The LA TV Insider Examiner reports that Jeffrey Nordling (Body of Proof) has been cast in the role.

Daddy Needs Assistance -- From Tahmoh Penikett

Every big mob boss needs someone to help with all of the crime, and Frank Bertinelli is no exception. In fact, it looks like Bertinelli will have an awesome right-hand man -- Tom Salvati, played by Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse).

The news first appeared on Tahmoh Penikett's official Facebook page: "Tahmoh has landed a guest spot in CW's "Arrow". He can't give us any details other than to say he's filming now. Keep watching here for more details as we get them." The Hollywood Reporter later confirmed that Penikett would play Salvati.

There is no word yet as to when Tom Salvati would first appear on Arrow.

What Else Can We Expect?

There aren't many more details about the first season of Arrow, but we do have a couple of interesting tidbits gathered from an interview published by TV Fanatic.

  • The first four episodes will mainly work to establish the Oliver Queen character. Then episodes 5 and 6 (around the time The Huntress shows up) will change things around.
  • According to executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, the character of Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) will soon show a few new aspects of her character than are shown in the pilot -- there might even be some hints of the Black Canary.

Arrow premieres on Wednesday, October 10 at 8pm on The CW.

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