Arrow Producers on Summer's role and more

Executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg talked Arrow season 2 to the press at this year San Diego Comic-Con and just recently.
As the cast and crew have already started filming season two in Vancouver, the producers of the CW's breakout hit offer some hints about Oliver Queen's journey from hooded vigilante to fully-fledged hero, the two big villain (including Summer Glau's character) arcs, tons of new characters and an early shocking twist.
Summer Glau joins Arrow season two as Isabel Rochev
Summer Glau's character Isabel Rochev is looking to
take over Queen Consolidated.
Summer Glau joins Arrow season 2 as Oliver Queen's mysterious new adversary
Summer Glau joins Arrow season 2 as Oliver
Queen's mysterious new adversary.
Summer Glau's arrival in Arrow season 2 for a recurring role as DC villain Isabel Rochev was the first of a long list of casting news: we learned that Caity Lotz has joined the show as Sara Lance and will serve as an introtroduction to the Black Canary character; Michael Jai White will play the Bronze Tiger, while Kevin Alejandro will play Sebastian Blood; though not cast yet, The Flash will appear in 3 episodes, starting on episode 8, for potential new serie on The CW; and John Barrowman and Kelly Hu will return as Malcolm Merlyn and China White respectively.
Here's what Arrow producers have to say about Summer Glau's character Isabel Rochev, one of the two main villains set to appear in the upcoming season:
And while smaller villains may thread in and out of the show on an episode-by-episode basis, the producers say they haven't lost sight of the big picture. "We sort of have two [primary arcs] this year," Berlanti said of the big villains driving the action. "In a way, we sort of had two last year as well, if you think about Malcolm and Merlyn [AKA The Dark Archer] in terms of who he was on each side of that divide. We have a similar but different thing that we do this year."
Kreisberg spoke to the overall plans of the opening episodes, saying, "Isabel Rochev is played by Summer Glau. She's a Green Arrow supporting character, but we also have a very well known villain from the DCU coming along in Episode 2 and then a not so well known villain coming in Episode 3.
"Summer is so amazing and talented, and we've been fans of hers for years," the producer continued. "It's amazing to see her in dailies telling Oliver Queen off. That's a lot of fun."
Season 2 is shaping up nicely, I hope everyone is as excited as we are to watch Summer Glau show her talent on Arrow, premiering on Wednesday, October 9 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW
03 Aug 2013
Total comments: 8
  Message #1 | KevinInEngland | 03 Aug 2013, 14:48 GMT [Entry]

How can John Barrowman return when he was killed in the last episode?
(Correction: when his character was killed.  I never read anything awful in the newspaper).

  Message #2 | chrisdvanne_ | 03 Aug 2013, 15:36 GMT [Entry]

He will probably return during flashback scenes.

  Message #3 | greeneyedsouls | 03 Aug 2013, 15:54 GMT [Entry]

I'm not familiar with the comics... but if I understand this right, in the series Miss Rochev is a villan but she will be a supporting character for Arrow? So they're not 'enemies'...

  Message #4 | chrisdvanne_ | 03 Aug 2013, 16:08 GMT [Entry]

Arrow producers don't give new infos on Summer's characters but at least we know they appreciate her talent as much as we do smile

  Message #5 | chrisdvanne_ | 03 Aug 2013, 17:00 GMT [Entry]

Hi, in this case, a "supporting character" means a secondary character. On the opposite, Superman, Batman or Black Canary are main characters in the comics.
Hope it helped smile

And welcome to the Summer Glau Wiki btw!

  Message #6 | greeneyedsouls | 03 Aug 2013, 17:19 GMT [Entry]

Thank you, English is not my native language, as you can tell, sometimes I need a little help understanting those different meanings smile

  Message #7 | Cegorach | 08 Aug 2013, 08:43 GMT [Entry]

Good, because this way she will (hopefully) get more opportunities to show her capabilities as an excellent actress. Even two well written scenes would be great.

  Message #8 | KevinInEngland | 22 Aug 2013, 10:31 GMT [Entry]

You're right Cegorach.  She can only be as good as the written script and what she is asked to do.
Let's hope she is given the opportunity to show her talents and 'steal the show'.
(I'm thinking Cameron).

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