Arrow Season 2 will introduce Amanda Waller

Amanda Waller to appear as recurring character in Arrow Season 2, will the Suicide Squad follow?

Amanda Waller in the New 52's Suicide Squad
Amanda Waller in issue 0 New 52’s Suicide Squad

Classic DC antagonist Amanda Waller is set to appear in Arrow Season 2 according to the plot description for episode six, ‘Keep Your Enemies Close’, posted on Digital Spy: “This episode will see the introduction of recurring character Amanda Waller who is an agent of ARGUS who sends out a team to kidnap Diggle.”

Waller has been played by Angela Bassett in 2011’s Green Lantern and Pam Grier in The CW’s previous superhero hit Smallville.

Waller was first introduced in DC Comics in 1986 as a hard-ass government official prepared to break the rules to get her own way, forming and running the secretive Suicide Squad of supervillains who undertake high-risk black ops missions in exchange for reduced prison sentences.

The best known member of the Suicide Squad, Deadshot, appeared in Arrow Season 1, so could we be looking at a future appearance from the team in Arrow Season 2 or beyond?

Arrow Season 1 will be available to own 23 September 2013. Pre-order it on DVD for £21.02 or on Blu-ray for £27.49 from Amazon.co.uk. Season 2 will air on Sky 1 later this year.