Oliver Queen will face a new enemy in Season 4 of Arrow. British actor Jimmy Akingbola (Holby City) has booked a seasonlong recurring role on the CW drama, playing Baron Reiter.

In the DC Comics, Baron Reiter — more well known as Baron Blitzkrieg — is the leader of the nefarious group Shadowspire. In Arrow, Baron Reiter will be Oliver’s adversary seen in flashbacks. This grizzled, hardened and commanding man, who has no conscience and few compunctions, offers Oliver a job in his underground organization.

Recently seen in History’s Sons Of Liberty, Akingbola will next appear in the Universal feature Spectral. He is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates, Authentic Talent & Literary and Hamilton Hodell in the UK.