Seth Gabel to Play Villain 'Vertigo' on The CW's ARROW

Seth Gabel to Play Villain 'Vertigo' on The CW's ARROW

Former FRINGE star Seth Gabel is set to join ARROW as super-villain Vertigo, TVLine reported this evening.

However, fan boys shouldn't rejoice just yet - The CW announced that their interpretation of the classic enemy will be a bit different than the comic's. Not only will he not be referred to as Vertigo, he will neither be the Vlatavan count - though his classic powers of disorienting his enemies are rumored to remain the same. Gabel's first episode is set to air in early 2013.

ARROW scored a bull's-eye for The CW with its premiere, which drew 4.14 million viewers, making it the network's most watched telecast of any show, on any night, in three years. The ARROW debut also marked The CW's most watched series premiere since THE VAMPIRE DIARIES in 2009. In its second outing, ARROW became the only new network drama this season to maintain its audience in both adults 18-34 and adults 18-49 from its premiere to its second week.

ARROW is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg.

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