With the defeat of Count Vertigo, formerly portrayed by Seth Gabel, last year at the hands of the Arrow, Peter Stormare (Fargo, Prison Break, The Blacklist) is set to step in fill in the shoes that were left behind. Stormare will be portraying “Werner Zytle” as the new Count and overall mastermind behind the drug Vertigo. It is stated in the article that Zytle will be the first villain Oliver and his team face in season three of “Arrow”.
This change is sure to be welcomed by many because “Werner Zytle” is also the name of Count Vertigo in Green Arrow’s New 52 series although there are some differences between the two iterations of the character. Nevertheless, with all these wonderful changes the next season of “Arrow” is looking to be a good one.