Colin Donnell Cast As Tommy Merlyn In Arrow

Craig Byrne February 21, 2012 2

And now it seems all of the principal cast is now known.

Deadline is reporting that New York stage actor Colin Donnell, who had a recurring role on ABC’s Pan Am this season, has landed the role of Oliver Queen’s best friend, Tommy Merlyn, in the Arrow pilot. Those of us who know comics know there might be a particular fate in store for Merlyn — but for now, he’s Oliver’s easy going “trustafarian” buddy.

It shouldn’t be surprising to anyone that there will also likely be an Oliver/Tommy/Laurel love triangle, right?

Congratulations to Colin for getting the role!


  1. Jay February 22, 2012 at 4:17 am -

    Thanks for the news

    Casting is complete, let get the ball rolling.

  2. Joey March 3, 2012 at 7:56 am -

    He’s so cute!! And talented. Saw him in Anything Goes on broadway.