A New Deathstroke Makes His Debut in New Arrow Season 8 Promo

Bad news for the charismatic villain’s fans, but Manu Bennett’s Slade Wilson won’t return for the final season of Arrow. His legacy though will survive, as someone else is already ready to take the lead of the Deathstroke Gang. Ahead of Arrow Season 8 premiere, we got a new promo featuring Russian Doll star Charlie Barnett’s John Diggle Jr. making his debut in the Arrowverse as the new Deathstroke (via Entertainment Weekly).

You can watch the new Arrow Season 8 promo in the player below.

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After spending time at Slabside, Oliver Queen wanted to give back to the city that he loves. Since everyone knows his true identity, Team Arrow worked alongside SCPD as vigilantes to help protect the city at all costs. However, last season led to Oliver finding out about Emiko, the bow-wielding assassin and ring leader of the Ninth Circle who also happened to be his half-sister. The season 7 finale saw them fighting for their lives-both in the present and the future. So, what will the state of Team Arrow look like in the show’s eighth and final season?

Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Katie Cassidy as Laurel/Black Siren, as well as Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog, and Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake/Black Canary. Additionally, Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll) has joined the cast as Diggle, Jr. — known as J.J. —  the Flashpoint-born son of John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla Michaels (Audrey Marie Anderson). We’ll meet J.J. in the future as the leader of the Deathstroke Gang, where he faces off against Mia and his adopted brother, Connor.

Arrow season 8 will debut on The CW on October 15. How do you think Charlie Barnett will fare as Deathstroke? Let us know in the comments section below.