Holby City Star Joins Arrow As DC Supervillain
Former Holby City star Jimmy Akingbola has been cast as villain Baron Blitzkrieg in the forthcoming fourth season of the hit DC adaptation.
Akingbola will play a revamped version of the character named Baron Reiter and will feature in the next of Oliver’s flashback sequences, reports TVLine.
The Baron is the leader of the Shadowspire criminal organisation, which will reportedly attempt to recruit Oliver.
Baron Blitzkrieg first appeared in World’s Finest Comics issue #246 (August–September 1977). He was a notoriously cruel concentration camp officer who became disfigured after a prisoner threw a bottle at his face. Scientists operated on Blitzkrieg and endowed him with superpowers. In the original comics, he originally appeared as an enemy of Wonder Woman, before also facing off against Superman.
Jimmy Akingbola has appeared on Stupid! The Bill, The Royal, The South Bank Show, Roger Roger, Holby City, Doctors, New Tricks, Comedy Lab and Longford. He had recurring roles on Holby City spinoff Holby Blue and sitcom Rev.