S5 Spoilers & Speculation Jul 29, 2018 22:43:11 GMT -6 The Doctor, Alex Matthews, and 1 more like this
Post by Jack Malone on Jul 29, 2018 22:43:11 GMT -6
Exclusive: Charisma Carpenter Books
Multi-Episode Arc as Anti-Oliver Queen Reporter!
Following the news that Watchtower Season 5 picks up with Oliver Queen (Justin Hartley) in office, VSGuide has learned exclusively that Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Charisma Carpenter is set to play one of the Mayor's biggest detractors! The actress is set to portray DC Comics' Victoria Much, a reporter from the Green Arrow: Rebirth comics, who will be adapted for the show as a reporter carrying right-wing conservative views that don't align with Queen's "social justice" ideology and freely offers her political commentary where necessary to resist a possible second term of the current Mayor.
"Victoria is introduced in [episode one] and she's seen on television as part of a segment discussing the re-election campaign of Mayor Oliver Queen, dissecting the words in his announcement and perceiving them - and him - as being dangerous for the city," series creator Jack Malone told VSGuide, "She's a very powerful voice in Star City and despite making her political alignment known to the public - which I feel is something bound to happen in the year 2028 - she's a very acclaimed journalist and career woman who gets her message across on multiple platforms."
However, Victoria won't just exist as a public threat to Oliver's chances of re-election. "She's going to play a larger role in the story in ways that will become clear in the first few episodes of [Season 5]."
Along with this exciting news, the Watchtower creator also confirmed the return of Holland Roden as news anchorwoman Summer Gleeson, a character known from Batman: The Animated Series, and who recurred throughout the fourth season. "One of the things we wanted to do at the end of [Season 4] was to flash-forward and show all the characters having embraced their destiny but we just ran out of time and already had so much in that finale that had to be juggled," Malone revealed, before confirming what that meant for Summer, "There was going to be a scene with Summer as a news anchorwoman as she had always wanted to be... but now we get to show that in [the season premiere]."
Carpenter, who is featured on the official Watchtower Season 5 poster, is set to appear in a handful of episodes throughout the season as part of a multi-episode arc, and will make her first appearance in the season premiere.