To quote John Barrowman at The CW’s Upfronts event red carpet on Thursday morning, “You can’t keep a good bad guy down” — fitting words, given that one hour later, TVLine confirmed that the genre-TV fave has been promoted to series regular status for Arrow Season 3.
Arrow lead Stephen Amell first broke the news via Twitter, mugging with Malcolm/The Dark Archer’s portrayer and quipping: “What could go wrong???”
Speaking with TVLine on the red carpet, Barrowman said that in Season 3 he is “excited to explore what is yet to come between Malcolm and [daughter] Thea” — whom he whisked out of town at the close of Wednesday’s Season 2 finale — “and also what’s yet to come between Oliver and Malcolm, and all of the rest of them.”
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