The announcement reflects the recent deal reached between The CW and Legends of Tomorrow‘s Wentworth Miller, who is now also set to be a regular on all of the network’s DC properties. The exact purpose of these moves are unknown at this point, but one thing for sure is that audiences will be seeing a lot more of Barrowman and Miller on The CW:
That means we could end up seeing Malcolm Merlyn/The Dark Archer in everything from Supergirl to The Flash, but why the character is getting this expanded role remains to be seen. It was back in May that executive producer Greg Berlanti explained: “What it really emulates to us is the comic books themselves, where there really are a cast of characters. In success, we hope to continue with other characters finding their way across all the shows.” It’s an interesting approach, that’s for sure.
This deal obviously doesn’t mean that Barrowman will be in every episode of The Flash‘s third season, but he could for example make sporadic appearances both there and in Legends of Tomorrow thanks to this new deal. It was back in 2011 that Arrow launched, and since then, The CW has created a shared world for their characters which so far appears to be outshining the DC Films Universe.
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