AMC Celebrates The Season 5 Premiere Of "The Walking Dead" - ArrivalsSuperhero series "Arrow" is adding another actor from a fan favorite comic-inspired show in season five, with news that Chad L. Coleman has joined the cast.

IGN reports that Coleman -- who fans of "The Walking Dead" know as the dearly departed Tyreese -- will play the villainous Tobias Church on the upcoming fifth season of the CW show, in what's being billed as a recurring role. According to the site, Church is described as "an imposing gangster looking to unite the various criminal enterprises in Star City under his own singular command."

Coleman-as-Church will make his "Arrow" debut on the season premiere of the series, which is slated for October. No word yet on how long his guest arc will last, though for those missing him on "The Walking Dead" (his character certainly deserved better), Coleman's enigmatic onscreen presence can't last long enough.

In addition to his "TWD" role, Coleman is known to television fans for his portrayal of Dennis "Cutty" Wise on the critically lauded HBO series "The Wire." His most recent credits include a turn on the acclaimed History miniseries "Roots."

"Arrow" will make its season five debut on The CW on October 5.

[via: IGN]

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