Arrow Upgrades Manu Bennett to Series Regular

Arrow_Deathstroke_ManuArrow‘s roster of full-time friends and foes continues to expand.

Manu Bennett, who plays Slade Wilson on the CW hit, has been promoted to series regular for Season 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Bennett’s Slade currently appears during the island flashbacks as Oliver’s ally. In the DC Comics, the character eventually becomes Arrow’s nemesis Deathstroke.

The Spartacus actor joins recently upgraded cast members Colton Haynes and Emily Bett Rickards.

Arrow returns with an all-new episode tonight at 8/7c on The CW.