Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Supernatural actress Elysia Rotaru has been cast as an as-yet-unnamed new love interest for Oliver Queen in the upcoming new season of Arrow. Given the romance between Ollie and Felicity, some might worry -- but Rotatu's character (for the time being at least), is no threat.
“Oliver is gonna have a love interest in the past that will serve as a parallel or potentially a contrast to his love affair with Felicity in the present,” Arrow co-showrunner Marc Guggenheim said.
Guggenheim goes on to say that the October 7 season premiere will have several flashbacks,.
“We have a really great surprise for the season premiere for the flashbacks, and it’s made talking about the flashbacks very difficult,” added Guggenheim. “We pick up basically in real time. It’s been a number of months later since the last flashback. Oliver is in Coast City, as eagle-eyed viewers noted when he boarded the boat at the end of season 3.”