Philadelphia (CW Philly) — Kirk Acevedo, who plays Ricardo Diaz (alias Dragon) on Arrow, has been promoted to a series regular for the show’s seventh season.
Acevedo responded to the casting news on Twitter with a gif of his character smiling. He directed his post to Olicity fans, writing in part, “Yo, all my #Olicity fans, I leave you with this smile.”READ MORE: Cristela Alonzo Set To Host The CW's 'Legends Of The Hidden Temple'
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— kirk acevedo (@kirkacevedo) October 12, 2018
Acevedo hasn’t elaborated on the new role, but showrunner Beth Schwartz teased viewers about what they can expect out of Diaz during TVLine’s Fall Preview Q&A.
“He’s [Diaz] going to be more of the Dragon [character from DC Comics]. We’re going to to see a different side of him I think the fans will be excited about,” she said.
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