Published On: Mon, Feb 24th, 2014

‘Arrow’ season 2 adds Suicide Squad with Cynthia Addai-Robinson pulling the strings

The CW’s Arrow may have been on a brief hiatus during the Olympics, but that didn’t stop the show from releasing a couple of new teaser images, especially the first full look at the Suicide Squad. The formation of the Suicide Squad has been in the works for some time now.

Arrow Mask -- exclusive EW.com imageIn the comics, this special unit was overseen by the Director of A.R.G.U.S., Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) and is composed of incarcerated supervillains looking to carve some time off of their sentences by participating in dangerous missions.

The first images from Arrow’s Suicide Squad come courtesy of CBR.  As the images show, the Squad will be made up of 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 herself.

Bronze Tiger and Deadshot were both in the original team in the comics, with Shrapnel eventually participating as well.

Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg had to address bringing Diggle into the mix saying “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 “Suicide Squad” episode of “Arrow,” written by Keto Shimizu and Bryan Q. Miller, is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. March 19 on The CW.



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