AceShowbiz - Manu Bennett is teasing the return of Slade Wilson a.k.a. Deathstroke for the upcoming season 6 of "Arrow". The actor has taken to his Instagram account to share a look at the familiar foe.
Seemingly taken at Vancouver Film Studios, the photo features the Australian actor looking intense and all as he sports the character's iconic eye-patch. He completes the look with a black leather jacket and a matching tee. "The Sun Never Sets #Arrow Season 6 #sladewilson #deathstroke," he captions the snap.
EP Marc Guggenheim previously shared on Twitter a picture of the cover sheet for episode 605 of the show. The photo indicated that the familiar foe was set to return in the fifth episode of the upcoming season 6 as the episode is titled "Deathsroke Returns". Ben Sokolowski ("Arrow", "The Flash", "DC's Legends of Tomorrow") and Spiro Skentzos ("Grimm") wrote the episode, which was filmed on August 24. Meanwhile, Joel Novoa, who previously directed "Arrow" season 5 episode titled "Dangerous Liaisons", served behind the lens.
In the new season, Deathstroke will join forces with Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), further exploring their weird mentor-pupil relationship. His return was hinted back in season 5 finale as Oliver visited him with a request to help him defeat Prometheus. Amell previously confirmed Bennett's return, saying, "I can report that Manu Bennet is back to being a part of the show. I think we will see him multiple times this year, which is awesome."
Season 6 seemingly will also be a family reunion for Slade. A new casting announcement suggested that one of Deathstroke's sons, Joseph a.k.a. Jerichomay, might appear in the new season. It was reported that producers were seeking "an Aussie lad to fill the guest-starring role of an 'introverted, moody and naturally athletic' teenager."
"Arrow" returns for season 6 on Thursday, October 12 at 9 P.M. on The CW.