We’ve heard that the Suicide Squad would be showing up on Arrow at some point during the second season, and we’ve seen them gradually work toward that goal with the likes of Bronze Tiger and Deadshot. More recently, Amanda Waller was introduced, recruiting Bronze Tiger for her “Squad” at the end of the episode, “Tremors”. Well, that was a sign of things to come, and it looks like we’ll be seeing the super group make it’s debut on the show sooner rather than later! Click on through to see the official first picture of the Suicide Squad, and more details on when they’ll be showing up in Starling City!
Without further ado, we present the Suicide Squad!
Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White), Mark Scheffer/Shrapnel (Sean Maher), Floyd Lawton/Deadshot (Michael Rowe), Lyla Michaels (Audrey Marie Anderson), series regular Diggle (David Ramsey) and Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson)
Now, we are seeing a new face being introduced to the show in Sean Maher, who will be taking the role of Mark Scheffer, otherwise known as Shrapnel. In addition to the villains that we all expected to be part of the Squad, Diggle and his ex-wife Lyla are also in the picture. With Lyla’s connections to A.R.G.U.S., the organization of which Amanda Waller is the Director, we can start to connect the dots on to just how Diggle gets roped into joining.
As executive producer Andrew Kreisberg puts it,”Dig was our way into Amanda Waller, and in this episode, Amanda comes to Dig and Lyla, and she recruits Dig for a mission, and tells him he’s going to need a team — and she saddles him with the Suicide Squad.” The episode featuring the debut of Arrow‘s Suicide Squad will air March 19 on The CW.
Changing gears a bit here, reminding us the Arrow is coming back from its Olympic hiatus, we’ve got a preview of the return episode, “Time of Death,” from executive producer Marc Guggenheim.
With this episode focusing on Felicity, and the aforementioned Suicide Squad being primarily a Diggle episode, it’s exciting to see them expand on characters that we’ve come to know and love. To top it off, The Clock King’s role in the show looks like it’s going to make for some creepy/fun TV.
So, am I the only one that thinks this show is just getting better with each episode? I’m 100% onboard with all of this, and I’m psyched to see what they end up doing with the Suicide Squad in the long run. Give us your take, and don’t miss Arrow‘s return on Wednesday, February 26 on The CW.