At the end of last season on Arrow Deathstroke returned and while it's already been confirmed that we'll be seeing more of the character in the upcoming sixth season, executive producer Marc Guggenheim reveals that a two-part Deathstroke arc is in the works.
Guggenheim told Collider that a two-part episode during the first half of the upcoming season will feature quite a bit of Manu Bennett's Slade Wilson, including flashbacks from the antagonist's perspective.
"We're doing a cool two-parter where the flashbacks will be from Slade's perspective. It's very much a Slade-Oliver two-hander," Guggenheim said.
However, don't expect the episodes to an adventure between friends. Even though we saw a Mirakuru-free Slade Wilson at the end of season five, that doesn't mean Deathstroke has suddenly become a hero.
"We basically showed the audiences at the end of season five that the Mirakuru is out of his system. Now we're dealing with a Slade Wilson who is sort of in possession of all of his marbles. But, to me, what makes the character so interesting is, he's never black or white. He's never pure good or pure evil. He's complicated. It's not that he's beyond redemption, it's that you never know what you're going to get with him," Guggenheim said.
All his marbles or not, fans will be glad to see more of Bennett's Deathstroke. After serving as the primary villain for Arrow's second season the character has largely absent since, something Guggenheim explained was DC's doing as they had other plans for the character within the DC Extended Universe.
"It was actually a function of, DC controls these characters, and we went through a period where DC was like, 'We've got plans for Deathstroke that don't involve Arrow.' That changed at the end of the year," he said.
Arrow returns Thursday, October 9th on The CW.