Via Deadline, Josh will star as Adrian Chase, Star City’s new district attorney in season five of the hit CW series.
Adrian Chase is described as an ally of Mayor Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), who aims to clean up the streets through the legal system.
In the comic world, Adrian Chase, and his alter ego the Vigilante, first appeared in the 1983 New Teen Titans Annual #2. He’s a New York City district attorney whose family was killed by mobsters, and sought justice in his own way.
Recurring cast member Echo Kellum is also being promoted to series regular.
Thea (Willa Holland) holds up a gun and points it at her brother in this still from tonight’s all-new episode of Arrow.
In “Lost in the Flood,” following the shocking events in the previous episode, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) race to rescue Thea, while Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), Curtis (Echo Kellum) and Noah (Tom Amandes) join together to stop Darhk (Neal McDonough).
While the 43-year-old actor will not be recurring on the show as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, he will still make appearances on the series.
Wentworth will also be appearing on other DC shows from executive producer Greg Berlanti throughout the season, effectively making him a series regular in the universe.
“We always knew that he wouldn’t be a permanent member of The Waverider,” Greg told Deadline. “We also knew we loved him on the show and all the shows, Flash as well.”
Greg added that while Wentworth “won’t be part of the team of Legends on board of The Waverider next year, he will have a very active role on the show… In success we hope to continue with other characters finding their way across all the shows.”
The other shows that Greg is producing are The Flash and Arrow.