Rila Fukushima, who notably kicked ass in the big screen’s Wolverine, has joined the CW’s Arrow as martial arts expert Katana (alter ego Tatsu Yamashiro). Described as a “major recurring character,” Katana will be featured in flashbacks as a mentor to Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) who is based on DC’s Green Arrow character.
The Newsroom‘s Riley Voelkel, has been added to the cast of Amazon’s Civil War drama pilot Point of Honor which is being co-written by Lost‘s Carlton Cuse. It tells the story of two Virginia best friends who wind up on different sides of The Civil War. Voelkel will play the wife of one of the leads.
Fraisier‘s David Hyde Pierce will return to TV in a recurring role in the sixth season of CBS’ The Good Wife starring recent Emmy winner Julianna Margulies. According to Deadline, he’ll play a news commentator fed up with the system who decides to run for office.