According to Deadline Fringe and 12 monkeys star Kirk Acevedo has been cast for the highly anticipated role of Richard Dragon on the upcoming season of The CW's Arrow. Down below is a character description of Richard Dragon.
"A hardened ex-con recently released from prison for crimes he didn’t commit, Ricardo Diaz (Acevedo) is bent on taking over Star City’s criminal underworld. A master in hand to hand combat, honed by years of life on the street, Diaz has yet to meet a foe he can’t take down."
The Diaz name is actually the second incarnation of Richard Dragon in the comics that appeared in Green Arrow #23. The first incarnation was named Richard Drakunovski.
The CW's Arrow will release it's sixth season on October 12, 2017.