Arrow Interview: Andrew Kreisberg On Summer Glau's Character Isabel Rochev And More

Isabel Rochev and Oliver Queen in Arrow

During a press tour on set of Arrow with the cast and crew, Arrow's executive producer  Andrew Kreisberg hinted at how dark things are for Oliver Queen in the second season, premiering on October 9 at 8/7c on The CW.
Kreisberg gives more informations about Summer Glau and her character Isabel Rochev, her relationship with Oliver...and hinted a possible romance. Find below an excerpt from an article released at Greenarrowtv:

That “movie version of the show” will be bringing in a longtime fan favorite as a guest for the season premiere. Summer Glau — who fans know best from Serenity and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles — is coming on as Isabel Rochev.
“What’s really funny about Summer – and she even said this to me — she’s like ‘I’ve never played anybody like this before. When do I get to punch somebody?’ What’s interesting about Summer’s character is that even though Isabel Rochev is a character from the comic books, she’s actually a nemesis of Oliver Queen’s far more than she’s a nemesis of The Arrow’s. One of the story arcs this season is that the company that Summer represents is trying to take over Queen Consolidated, because Queen Consolidated took a massive PR hit, considering that they were the company that built the machine that killed 503 people. So Oliver really has to step in and become The CEO. With Summer there’s a lot of banter, and jousting, and sparks flying, and anger, and yelling… it’s sort of a fun, different dynamic than we’ve ever had on the show,” he says.
Will those sparks mean romance? “‘Sparks fly’ doesn’t mean that people are gonna get together,” he teases.
Read complete interview at Greenarrowtv
02 Oct 2013
Total comments: 5
  Message #1 | chrisdvanne_ | 02 Oct 2013, 08:43 GMT [Entry]

Season 1 was awesome, cant wait for Season 2 with Summer Glau!!

  Message #2 | chrisdvanne_ | 02 Oct 2013, 09:29 GMT [Entry]

Kreisberg says: "even though Isabel Rochev is a character from the comic books, she’s actually a nemesis of Oliver Queen’s far more than she’s a nemesis of The Arrow’s."

Which leads me to wonder if Isabel Rochev will encounter the Arrow face to face or just Oliver Queen.

  Message #3 | robbo | 02 Oct 2013, 23:12 GMT [Entry]

not long now to the countdown of season 2 of Arrow, really looking forward to seeing Summer Glau again back on our screens, gonna be really interesting to see which way the Isabel and Oliver, relationship is heading, I wonder if she knows who the face of Arrow is his identity, or maybe the meeting between Isabel and Oliver was just a set-up, on behalf of Isabel hiring a contract killer to try and give Oliver a pause for thought, that Isabel Rochev means business.

  Message #4 | chrisdvanne_ | 04 Oct 2013, 18:12 GMT [Entry]

As KevinInEngland and dylangillian noticed, there's not much mention of Summer Glau's character so far. Probably because Summer has a recurring role and they don't want to spoil too much of her story.

  Message #5 | robbo | 05 Oct 2013, 01:38 GMT [Entry]

probably best that way, her character is gonna be really fascinating in every which way you look, the story of Isabel Rochev is gonna be one of the highlight`s of season 2 of Arrow, for me just gonna be so exciting to see Summer Glau, especially in a recurring role.

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