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Arrow Recruits Sin City's Devon Aoki for 'Deadly' Season 3 Role

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Oliver Queen is getting a new mentor when Arrow returns for its third season. Will he end up hot for teacher?

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Devon Aoki (Sin City) has been cast as Tatsu Yamashiro — aka Katana — a “deadly,” blade-wielding martial arts expert, our sister site Deadline reports.

Aoki’s character — the wife of Oliver’s Hong Kong-based teacher and handler — will be seen in flashbacks, along with her husband, and will play a “critical” role in Oliver’s journey to becoming the Arrow. It’s not yet known whether Tatsu will also appear in present-day Starling City.

(Fun fact: Aoki’s brother Steve appeared as himself in a Season 1 episode of Arrow, DJ-ing the opening of Verdant.)

Arrow‘s third season premieres Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 8/7c on The CW.