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ARROW: Season 2: Summer Glau cast as Isabel Rochev for The CW TV Show

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Summer Glau cast in Second Season of Arrow. The casting of Summer Glau in Arrow: Season 2 answers the question of who will play Isabel Rochev on The CW TV series. Summer Glau will portray the “dangerous Vice President of Aquisitions for Stellmoor International, a company looking to take over Queen Consolidated. Previously on the show, her name was glimpsed on Robert Queen’s “list.”

On Isabel Rochev:

Isabel Rochev is from a small village in Siberia, where she lived a life of servitude ,working in a diamond mine. When the head of Queen Industries, Robert Queen, came to her village, she was inspired by the man, who she saw as a symbol of ones inner power. She fell in love with him and whilst he may or may not have loved her, she found him a great source of inspiration and vowed to make something of herself and rise from her humble status as a slave girl.

She achieved this goal when, many years later, as well as after the death of Robert Queen, she became the new CEO of Queen Industries, having brought large numbers of shares in the company, though many smaller organizations that she owned. Her goal was, and still is to make the name of Queen Industries great again, after the company had continuously lost profit and support for many years. She would soon begin to provide her own personal private security forces to Star City, as the corrupt bureaucrats of the city, who were desperate to try to keep control of the population, after hundreds were left homeless in the wake of the events of Cry For Justice. With much of Star City destroyed, Isabel soon began to increase her influence over the city and become closer to power.

Isabel is a somewhat eccentric individual and often wears a mask to hide her face. She also believes herself to be the true heir to Queen Industries and the true love of Robert Queen’s life. This gives her her single minded nature and she is also know to wear the jewelry of Robert Queens wife, specifically her wedding ring. Now “The Queen” of Queen Industries, she desires nothing more than to make the company’s name great again and see the disgraced son, Oliver Queen killed, by whatever means necessary.

On Summer Glau’s television acting career:

Glau’s first television credit was a guest role as a ballerina on the 2002 episode “Waiting in the Wings” of the television series Angel. There she caught the eye of director Joss Whedon, who later cast her in his critically acclaimed but short-lived TV series Firefly as River Tam, a role she reprised for the show’s feature film sequel, Serenity. Glau previously auditioned for the role of a Power Ranger in Power Rangers Wild Force before meeting Joss Whedon.

Glau appeared on the episode “Love Conquers Al” of the TV series Cold Case. She had a small role in the film Sleepover, in which she played a high school senior named Shelly. She also appeared in the CSI episode “What’s Eating Gilbert Grissom?”, and the second season of The Unit; portraying Crystal Burns, the girlfriend of Jeremy Erhart. In 2006, Glau played Tess Doerner, a paranoid schizophrenic returnee in the second season premiere of The 4400 (episode “Wake-Up Call”), and became a recurring character from season 3 onwards. She also starred in the science fiction film Mammoth. Glau was cast in the ABC Family TV movie The Initiation of Sarah.

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, a series that debuted January 13, 2008, Glau played the role of Cameron Phillips, a Terminator infiltration unit sent back to protect John Connor and Sarah Connor from Skynet. The seventh episode of the series, “The Demon Hand”, included several scenes in which Glau (in character as Cameron) dances ballet. Glau also guest starred as herself in the 2009 episode “The Terminator Decoupling” from the second season of the CBS situation comedy The Big Bang Theory.

On August 26, 2009, it was confirmed after much speculation that Glau would be joining the cast of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse for at least two episodes in the early part of the show’s second season. She portrayed Bennett, the programmer for a rival Dollhouse. On March 12, 2010, it was announced that she would be joining the cast of NBC’s The Cape in a leading role. In June 2010, she was confirmed as the female lead in the horror comedy film Knights of Badassdom. On July 11, 2011, Glau was cast on Alphas as Skylar Adams, a recurring alpha and mother to Zoe Adams, and a former acquaintance of Dr. Rosen and Nina. Glau voiced Kara Zor-El in the DC Comics original animated movie Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.

Arrow: Season 1 starred stars Stephen Amell, Kathleen Gati, Paul Blackthorne, Katie Cassidy, Nneka Croal, Roger R. Cross, Colin Donnell, Willa Holland, Annie Ilonzeh, Noel Johansen, Hiro Kanagawa, Brian Markinson, David Ramsey, Colin Salmon, Darren Shahlavi, Jamey Sheridan, Hugo Steele, Susanna Thompson, and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood.

Arrow: Season 1′s plot synopsis: “After a violent shipwreck that claimed the life of his father, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific.When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, his much beloved but wayward younger sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home warmly, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the spoiled and irresponsible rich boy that he was.”

Leave your thoughts on Summer Glau’s casting in the second season of Arrow below in the comments section. For more Arrow photos, videos, and information, visit our Arrow Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on Twitter, Tumblr, or “like” us on Facebook. Arrow: Season 2 will begin airing on The CW on October 9, 2013.

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  • Ari

    It’s too bad Summer Glau is like a harbinger of cancellation on the horizon.

  • Rollo Tomasi

    That wouldn’t matter to me. I have only seen five episodes of Arrow, the first five. I will be watching all the rest before season 2 starts though.

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