Amanda Waller Appearing On CW’s “Arrow”

It seems the likes of The Flash and Black Canary aren’t the only other major DC characters set to appear on the upcoming second season of The CW’s “Arrow”.

SpoilerTV reports that the sixth episode of the upcoming season, ‘Keep Your Enemies Closer’, will introduce the show’s incarnation of Amanda Waller.

In the comics, the character was a former congressional aide and government agent often put in charge of the Suicide Squad (think an ‘Avengers’ of former DC supervillains) and at one time the covert agency Checkmate.

In the “Arrow” version, Waller heads up the previously established A.R.G.U.S. and kidnaps Diggle (David Ramsey) in the episode. It’s expected the role will be a recurring one, no word as yet regarding who will play her.

CCH Pounder voiced the character in various DC animated series such as “Justice League Unlimited”. Pam Grier played the role in the ninth season of “Smallville,” while Angela Bassett played her in the live-action “Green Lantern” film.