Like Wentworth Miller before him, Torchwood vet John Barrowman, who plays as Malcolm Merlyn on The CW‘s Arrow TV show, has been signed as a series regular but not solely for Arrow, as he was in the third and fourth seasons.
While Barrowman will continue to appear in Arrow‘s upcoming fifth season, the new contract secures him to appear on all of the CW’s superhero TV shows executive-produced by Greg Berlanti, including The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, TV Line reports. This new deal should make Barrowman available for Supergirl, as well.
TV Line adds:
‘What it really emulates to us is the comic books themselves, where there really are a cast of characters’, Berlanti said in May, when Miller’s own deal was announced. ‘In success, we hope to continue with other characters finding their way across all the shows’.”
Barrowman appeared in The Flash‘s second season cross-over, episode eight, “Legends of Today,” that set up DC’s Legends of Tomorrow‘s TV show premiere.
What do you think? Are you a John Barrowman fan? Will you follow him to all of The CW’s superhero TV series?