“Carrie Diaries” Actor Joins “Arrow” As Thea’s New Love Interest

"Carrie Diaries" Actor Joins "Arrow" As Thea's New Love Interest
"Arrow" has cast a certain "Carrie Diaries" actor to join season 3 as a love interest for Oliver's younger sister, Thea.

Given the fact that Thea (Willa Holland) seems to be stashed away with her biological father, Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), who is apparently training her in combat, I’m surprised she has time for a love interest.

The Carrie Diaries‘ alum, Austin Butler, has been cast in a recurring role for Arrow season 3. Butler will play Chas, a DJ who quickly draws the attention of Thea, Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) younger sister, thanks to his charismatic personality.

Related: “Arrow” Season 3 Trailer: New Season, New Faces, New Love Interests

According to TVLine, Thea and Chases’ working “relationship will, of course, quickly blossom into a romance.”

Butler, who will make his first Arrow appearance on season 3, episode 7, has had past roles on Switched at Birth, Life Unexpected, and Zoey 101.

Arrow season 3 will premiere October 8, 2014 on The CW.

What do you think season 3 holds for Thea Queen?

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