Arrow’s David Ramsey to Return as John Diggle in Five Arrowverse Shows
It has been nearly a year since The CW’s Arrow concluded its 8-season run last January, and now Deadline brings words that the network is officially bringing back alum David Ramsey to the Arrowverse as he signs on to reprise his role as John Diggle in The CW’s five DC superhero shows including Supergirl, The Flash, Batwoman and the upcoming Superman & Lois as well as a secret role in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. In addition to his guest-starring appearance, he has also signed to direct five episodes for the first season of Superman & Lois and the final season of Supergirl.
“I remain in awe of the imprint these shows have had on television and I’ve been blessed for the better part of a decade to be a part of them both in front of and behind the camera,” Ramsey said in a statement. “To say I’m excited beyond belief to return to the Berlantiverse would be an understatement. I can’t wait to continue telling these stories.”
Diggle was last in the series finale of Arrow where his future was actually teased when he decided to move to Metropolis. Along the way, he encounters a glowing green object that crashed right in front of him. Because of this, fans have been speculating that this might be the Arrowverse’s way of introducing Diggle as the Green Lantern. This theory has been long speculated by fans which was fueled during the Elseworlds crossover event when John Wesley Shipp’s Flash hinted at Diggle’s other multiverse version.
Arrow starred Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Katie Cassidy as Laurel/Black Siren, Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog, and Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake/Black Canary. The CW had also previously announced that they’re developing a new spinoff titled Green Arrow & the Canaries, which will be starring Katherine McNamara as Mia Smoak, the only daughter of Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak who is set to take on the mantle of the Green Arrow from her father. Arrow showrunner Beth Schwartz will co-write the episode with Arrow co-creator Marc Guggenheim and Jill Blankenship & Oscar Balderrama.
Based on the DC characters, the series i executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Wendy Mericle and Sarah Schechter. The show is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.