Summer Glau joins Arrow S2 as Oliver's mysterious new adversary

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Jul 11, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT (Updated)

Not content until she’s had a role on every sci-fi show in existence, the lovely Summer Glau will be heading to The CW’s Arrow next season as a mysterious new baddie in Starling City.

Glau will play Isabel Rochev, described as a “beautiful and dangerous Vice President of Acquisitions for Stellmoor International, a company looking to take over Queen Consolidated.”

If the name sounds familiar, it should, because the character is a proper member of the DC comic canon. She was also foreshadowed in season one as one of many names on Robert Queen’s “list.”

After breaking out in Joss Whedon’s Firefly, Glau has had regular and recurring roles on everything from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles to Alphas to Dollhouse to Chuck and The Cape. Not a bad resume, and a boatload of geek cred.

Of course, fans might also be worried that Glau’s presence will serve as the kiss of death for the fan-favorite series, as most of her roles came on shows that are now noticeably absent from the airwaves. Let’s just hope she shows up and kicks butt, and is only a bad omen for Oliver — and not the series’ hopes for a third season.

Do you think she’ll be a good fit for the world of Arrow?

(Via TV Line)