The fate of his team won’t be the only thing Oliver Queen has to worry about in season 6 of Arrow.
EW has confirmed that GLOW star Sydelle Noel has landed a recurring role as a new adversary for the Emerald Archer, but probably not in the way you’d expect.
Noel, who portrayed Cherry Bang on the Netflix wrestling drama, will play Samanda Watson, an FBI Agent tasked with investigating Oliver Queen’s (Stephen Amell) connection to the Green Arrow. Intelligent and poised with a no nonsense attitude, she won’t rest until all of Oliver Queen’s secrets are revealed. Variety first reported the news.
During season 5, Oliver’s life was systematically dismantled by Adrian Chase (Josh Segarra), who helped turn the Green Arrow into public enemy No. 1, and nearly got Oliver impeached from office as mayor. That was all part and parcel of the producers forcing Oliver to reflect on his mission going into season 6. “The fact that we’ve put the Green Arrow under the microscope to such an extent, we are definitely setting some stuff up for season 6,” executive producer Wendy Mericle told EW ahead of the finale. “We will definitely see the Green Arrow again, but in what capacity? That’s a really good question. That’s a premiere question.”
Arrow will return Thursday, Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.