Japanese actress Rila Fukushima is set to replace Devon Aoki in hit Tv action series Arrow.

Aoki was set to appear in the upcoming third season of the superhero series, but had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict.

The Wolverine star Fukushima will serve as a mentor to lead actor Stephen Amell's Arrow character through a series of flashbacks.

Arrow's third season will premiere in the U.S. on 8 October (14).