Some Possible Character Descriptions For The CW’s Arrow

A user at the IMDb forums (yeah yeah I know) called Rhoswen7 has reportedly gotten his hands on some character descriptions for two uncast roles, and Detective Quentin Lance and Robert Queen. Both of those roles were cast last week, and will be played by Paul Blackthorne and Jamey Sheridan.

DETECTIVE QUENTIN LANCE – In his 50s, Caucasian, he is Laurel’s father; he’s a gruff, determined city detective, who’s pulled strings and gotten himself assigned to the investigation into Oliver Queen’s kidnapping. The father of Sara Queen, who died of drowning while on a romantic weekend aboard the Queen yacht, Detective Lance bitterly hates Oliver and blames him for Sara’s death. He’s about to be placed in charge of a task force to capture the eccentric green-hooded vigilante. SERIES REGULAR.

ROBERT QUEEN – Male, Caucasian, 50 years old, Oliver’s billionaire tycoon father, Robert is a powerful, fearsome, titan of a man, used to controlling everything in his life, particularly his family. A domineering patriarch, seen in flashback to five years ago, Robert learns that he cannot manipulate the weather to suit his wishes, and he’s shipwrecked somewhere in the Indian Ocean, along with his son and his Chief Of Security. 1 speech & 24 lines, 5 scenes. POSSIBLE RECURRING GUEST STAR. STAR NAMES ONLY.

And here are the descriptions for the roles that are yet to be cast:

WALTER STEELE – Male, Asian, East Indian, Latin, Middle Eastern. Early 50s. A commanding, upper crust man, Walter is Moira’s second husband; he married her after Robert was declared legally dead — and he’s understandably interested in whether or not Robert is literally dead. MAJOR RECURRING GUEST STAR.

JOANNA – Female, African American, 28 years old, Joanna is Laurel’s friend and co-worker at the City Necessary Resources Initiative. More cynical and maybe less idealistic, Joanna alerts Laurel to the fact of Oliver Queen’s resurrection. RECURRING GUEST STAR.

I personally won’t be watching this. Smallville was absolutely dire (we had to wait 10 seasons for him to partially wear the suit for crying out loud) and from what I’ve heard of the show so far, it doesn’t sound too promising. But hopefully, I’m wrong.