Jimmy Akingbola has been set to appear on the fourth season of Arrow in the role of Baron Blitzkrieg, the leader of a group called Shadowspire who is going to be showing up in Oliver’s memories.
Baron Blitzkrieg, also known as Baron Reiter, was a longstanding rival of comic-verse Oliver Queen, and lead Shadowspire, working with associates such as Steelhawk, Kodrescu, Mourn I and Mourn II.
Shadowspire first appeared in Deathstroke #53, and was shown aiding South American drug cartels by giving them access to weapons, transport, intelligence and technology.
Akingbola’s TV history includes Holby City, Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, Holby Blue, and Rev. He is one of many new characters announced to grace our screens during the fourth season of Arrow.
Don’t forget to catch the debut of Arrow season four on Wednesday October 7 at 8 pm EST on The CW.