Wednesday, September 04, 2013

"Arrow" Showcasing DC's "Suicide Squad"

The CW comfirms that actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson ("Spartacus") will join the cast of "Arrow" Season 2 as 'Amanda Waller', an 'A.R.G.U.S.' agent in charge of the 'Suicide Squad'.

The sixth episode of the new season, titled "Keep Your Enemies Closer" will feature Waller sending out a team to kidnap Oliver's friend and right-hand man 'Diggle'.

"The Suicide Squad", aka "Task Force X", debuted in DC Comics' "The Brave and the Bold" (vol. 1) #25 (1959), then revived in DC's "Legends" #3 (1987). 

The current 'Suicide Squad', created by John Ostrander is an anti-hero team of incarcerated super-villains who act as assets for the US government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.

The group operates out of 'Belle Reve Penitentiary', under the command of government agent 'Dr. Amanda Blake Waller'. Nicknamed 'The Wall', she is a former congressional aide and government agent often placed in charge of the Squad.

She later served as 'Secretary of Metahuman Affairs' under 'President Lex Luthor', before being arrested in the wake of Luthor's public fall from grace.

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