Kevin Alejandro Heading To Arrow As Sebastian Blood

The Hood had better be on his toes – there’s a host of new baddies headed to Starling City.

Former “True Blood” star Kevin Alejandro will play Sebastian Blood on “Arrow,” producers announced at a panel for The CW’s hit at Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego, Calif., on Saturday.

Sebastian is a cunning politician based on Brother Blood from “New Teen Titans.”

PHOTOS: ‘Arrow’ Star Stephen Amell

We’re hoping Kevin gets to stick around on “Arrow” for awhile, as his characters have a habit of dying sudden, tragic deaths on his previous shows (Santos on “Ugly Betty,” Det. Nate Moretta on “Southland,” and Lafayette’s love Jesus on “True Blood”).

Also headed to “Arrow” is Ben Turner, aka Bronze Tiger of the Suicide Squad, who will be played by Michael Jai White (“Spawn”). Bronze Tiger will form an alliance with Kelly Hu’s deadly China White.

PHOTOS: Sexy Superheroes

In a Season 2 trailer shown to the panel audience, a masked blond female was seen, believed to be Black Canary.

Watch The ‘Arrow’ Season 2 Trailer Now!

Despite reports claiming Caity Lotz has been cast as Dinah Drake/Black Canary, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg did not confirm the casting, admitting only that “one of the things we’re doing this season is we’re telling the beginning of the Black Canary story.”

“Arrow” returns with its second season premiere October 9 on The CW.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

Copyright 2014 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.