Another day, another “Arrow” villain has been cast. The latest baddie making his way to Starling City to tangle with Stephen Amell’s archer is Derek Reston, also known as King, the leader of The Royal Flush Gang.
“NYPD Blue” alum Currie Graham has been cast in the role and will appear in the sixth episode of the new CW drama, “Legacies,” alongside Kyle Schmid, who was previously announced to play Ace. The episode features a bank robbery and hostages wearing playing card masks.
DC Comics’ fans know that the Royal Flush Gang is a crime syndicate composed of villains who base their alter egos on playing cards. In the comics, Ace was Derek’s alter ego, but the show is going a different route and having Kyle Reston (Schmid) going by Ace.
“The Royal Flush Gang was the most outlandish villains from the comics, but they turned out to be our most grounded villains,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told reporters on Monday. “The relationship that Oliver has with King, the leader of the gang, we’re really proud of it.”
In addition to “NYPD Blue”, Graham has appeared on “House of Lies”, “Fringe” and “Grimm.”
“Arrow” premieres on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8:00 p.m. EST on The CW.