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'Arrow' casts 'Carrie Diaries' alum as love interest for Thea

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Austin Butler
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Austin Butler won’t be off The CW for long. The Life Unexpected and Carrie Diaries alum has landed a recurring role on Arrow’s upcoming third season, EW has learned.

Butler will play Chase, a charismatic DJ whose talent and wiles catch the attention of Thea Queen. Naturally, their professional relationship will quickly blossom into a romance. He will first appear on the show in episode seven.

The actor joins the growing list of new additions in season four, which also includes Brandon Routh, J.R. Ramirez, Rile Fukashima, Nolan Funk, and Matt Nable, among others.

Arrow returns Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. on The CW.