According to TVGuide.com, Stormare’s character is called Werner Zytle, Starling City’s newest purveyor of the Vertigo drug. The original Count Vertigo (played by “Salem” star Seth Gabel) was killed in Season 2 when Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) had to defend Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) in a deadly situation.
Stormare’s Zytle will take up the Vertigo name as the first villain of the new season in the fall. Although known for films like “Fargo” and TV shows like “Prison Break,” Stormare was most recently seen on “The Blacklist” as one of the many listed villains.
The “Arrow” Season 3 premiere airs Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.