Another major member of the Suicide Squad is heading to The CW’s Arrow. We’ve already met Deadshot (Michael Rowe) and soon Amanda Waller will be making her way to Starling City.
Spartacus alum Cynthia Addai-Robinson has landed the role, which has the potential to be recurring. Viewers will meet Amanda in the sixth episode of the show’s sophomore season, according to TV Guide which first reported the casting.
The character is part of the A.R.G.U.S. (Advanced Research Group United Support) organization, which has some important information on the vigilante. But does she also have ties to the Suicide Squad like the comic book version?
We do know that Deadshot will be back in season two and he’s potentially pairing with new character (and Suicide Squad member) Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White). Will Amanda secretly, or perhaps not so secretly, be running the show?
In addition to her role in Spartacus, the actress has also appeared in King & Maxwell, NCIS: Los Angeles and Flash Forward.
CW fans might recognize her from The Vampire Diaries where she played a witch in two episodes. As the video shows, things didn’t end well for her character, but the scene itself was quite memorable.
Arrow returns Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 8/7c on The CW.