According to an excluisve report at TVLine, Seth Gabel (Fringe) has been cast as Count Vertigo, one of Arrow‘s deadliest villains yet to come. So far in the episode is about a deadly new drug that’s all the rage in Starling City, and its called Vertigo. Gabel’s episode is scheduled to air in early 2013.
This DC villain will be very different from the comic book version, his name won’t even be Vertigo and so far is very grounded to the reality. TVLine described Gabel’ character as the “scary and nightmarish” antagonist, and “Oliver’s deadliest adversary to date“. It’s safe to say Gabel’s Vertigo superpower – the ability to disorient and unbalance his victims – will remain intact.
Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Colin Donnell as Tommy, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, with Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance.