Austin Butler Joins ‘Arrow’; Ben Hollingsworth In ‘Backstrom’

Austin Butler has booked a recurring role on The CW hit drama Arrow. Butler will play Chase, a charismatic DJ whose talent and wiles catch the attention of Thea Queen. Their professional relationship will quickly blossom into a romance. Butler, repped by WME and Anonymous Content, recently wrapped Adam Massey’s The Intruders and appears in Yoga Hosers. His TV credits include CW’s The Carrie Diaries and ABC Family’s Switched At Birth.

Ben Hollingsworth has been cast as a recurring in Fox’s new drama series Backstrom. Created by Bones creator/executive producer Hart Hanson based on the Swedish book series by Leif G. W. Persson, Backstrom centers on Everett Backstrom (Rainn Wilson), an overweight, offensive, irascible detective who’s engaged in a constant struggle with his self-destructive tendencies. Hollingsworth will play DA Steven Kines, who meets with Backstrom regarding a material witness who’s gone missing. Hollingsworth, repped by Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management, Play Management and the Kohner Agency, recently starred opposite Jessica Szohr in Hallmark’s Lucky In Love.

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