Arrow has found its Richard Dragon. Kirk Acevedo (Fringe) has been cast as Ricardo Diaz / Richard Dragon, who will be one of the bad guys expected to team up against Team Arrow in Arrow Season 6. He is joining a team that will also include newcomer Michael Emerson and returning David Nykl who plays Anatoly Knyazev.
The character is described as a hardened ex-con recently released from prison for crimes he didn't commit. Ricardo Diaz is bent on taking over Star City's criminal underworld. A master in hand-to-hand combat, honed by years of life on the street, Diaz has yet to meet a foe he can't take down.
The season will start off with Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and his team dealing with the fallout of Prometheus' (Josh Segarra) plan and the explosions on Lian Yu. Who lives and who dies — and just how they are affected — are the big questions going into the season. Katie Cassidy, Juliana Harkavy and Rick Gomez have all been promoted to series regulars.
Since Acevedo is just now being announced, it's safe to assume that he won't be appearing until the fifth or sixth episode of the season. The actor recently starred as Dominick Ramos on Kingdom and as Detective Ray Lopez on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He's also appeared in Fringe, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and 12 Monkeys. Film-wise, he was in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and will be appearing in Insidious: Chapter Four.
Arrow returns on a new night and time this season, Thursdays at 9 p.m., starting October 12th on the CW.
Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.