Some more new “Arrow” season five casting news has come out today, as Deadline is reporting that actor David Meunuer (Justified) has been cast in a recurring role as DC Comics character Ishmael Gregor.
Here is how Deadline describes how the character of Ishmael Gregor will be used in “Arrow.”
Meunier will play Ishmael Gregor, the slick and intimidating Pakhan (“Godfather”) of the Bratva, whom Anatoly (David Nykl) reports and takes a special interest in Oliver Queen. In the comics, Gregor was a Russian crime boss who craved the magical abilities of the demon Sabbac; however, Arrow will explore his more earthly ambitions.
Given how the producers have said this season is going to be more grounded than season four was, it makes sense that we probably wont be seeing the supernatural side of Ishmael Gregor when he shows up next season.
“Arrow” season five begins on Wednesday, October 5th.