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NEW THREATS EMERGE IN STAR CITY FOR SEASON SIX OF ARROW

Lost and Person of Interest Star Michael Emerson Announced to Join the Cast at Saturday’s Comic-Con Panel; Fan Favorite David Nykl to Return

BURBANK, Calif. (July 22, 2017) — Hot on the heels of the explosive season five finale, cast and producers of The CW/Warner Bros. Television’s hit DC series Arrow dropped a casting bombshell at the show’s 2017 Comic-Con panel session on Saturday, July 22. In addition to the return of fan-favorite guest star David Nykl (who plays Oliver Queen’s friend/mentor/nemesis, Anatoly Knyazev), the series can look forward to the addition of a landmark actor from the genre series world: Lost star Michael Emerson. Talk about a person of interest!

Michael Emerson will join the series in the recurring role of an unnamed mystery character that has yet to be announced. The Emmy®-winning actor is known worldwide for playing both the enigmatic Benjamin Linus from Lost and the high-tech billionaire Harold Finch in Warner Bros. Television’s Person of Interest.

Arrow returns for its sixth season on October 12 in its new Thursdays 9/8c time period on The CW. Based on the DC characters, the series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Wendy Mericle and Sarah Schechter. Arrow is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

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Given some of the casting information we've already seen, we can guess some of the people who survived the explosive (heh!) finale of Season 5.

The woman who plays Black Canary will be back, as will her Earth-2 counterpart, Black Siren (Katie Cassidy). Deathstroke will become a regular.

On the dead side, I think we can count on Merlyn being a goner -- the actor said so on Facebook -- and I think the mother of Oliver's kid will die, just so he has to play daddy.

That's all I know, and the preview doesn't show any of the good guys except Arrow, Deathstroke and Canary. They wouldn't dare kill Felicty or Diggle, would they?

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While unexceptional so far, this season is solid, like Arrow usually is.

My only complaints so far are that in an attempt to make the FBI agent investigating Oliver a legitimate threat/character, the writers have gone overboard -- what she's doing is harassment, and being the mayor, Ollie could do something about it. Oh, and I hate the kid, because I always hate kids in action/adventure stuff.

One really good thing: I never thought I'd say this, but I really like Katie Cassidy's work this season. She's a much better bad girl than a love interest.

Since she's not the world's greatest actress, Cassidy's coldness as a villain seems easier to pull off.

Now they're bringing back Deathstroke.

On November 27 and 28, The CW will air this year's Arrowverse crossover, Crisis on Earth-X.

This week only, Arrow will follow Supergirl on Monday. Supergirl and Arrow will be parts one and two. Flash and Legends of Tomorrow will be parts three and four.

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