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Casting: Harley Quinn series erects its Scarecrow, Lucy Hale to be marooned on Fantasy Island, more

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Oct 12, 2018, 12:38 PM EDT

Two comic book shows and one movie about a creepy, wish-granting land mass are the focus of our latest casting roundup. In the words of Harley Quinn, let's get this show on the road, puddin'!

Now that we're on the subject of the Joker's girlfriend, we can tell you that Rahil Kohli (Jack Spheer on Supergirl and Ravi Chakrabarti on iZombie) is a part of Harley's animated series on the DC Universe streaming service, where he'll be voicing Scarecrow

Kohli revealed his involvement on Twitter, writing: 

"Well I’ve been given the go ahead to let you guys know one of the new projects I’ve been working on! Mans is the voice of SCARECROW! #HarleyQuinn."

The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco is voicing the titular character, leading a voice cast that also includes Lake Bell (Poison Ivy), Alan Tudyk (Clayface), Tony Hale (Doctor Psycho), Chris Meloni (Commissioner Gordon), J.B. Smooth, and Jason Alexander. 


Our second tidbit of comic book casting takes us to The CW's Arrow, whose seventh season begins on Oct. 15.

Before it premieres, just know that you'll be seeing a lot more of Kirk Acevedo's Ricardo Diaz, since the actor's been upgraded to a series regular, writes Deadline.

The character, which dates back to the 1970s, is a drug kingpin, who sometimes goes by the name "Dragon." 


OK, let's take a little break — a vacation, if you will. Might we suggest visiting Fantasy Island, the setting of the 1970s-era TV show that is currently getting a darker film adaptation at Sony? 

Well, we only mention it because Lucy Hale is in talks to join the cast, which would re-team her with Truth or Dare director Jeff Wadlow, reports The Wrap.

This bit of news comes on the heels of some major casting developments for the project this week. Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) is reportedly also negotiating for a role, while Michael Peña has already been cast as Mr. Roarke, the enigmatic caretaker of the island (originally portrayed by Ricardo Montalban on the show). One of his guests will be played by Jimmy O. Yang (Crazy Rich Asians).