The DC super-villain-turned task force featured on an episode on the CW television series “Arrow” might star in their own spin-off series or miniseries. For more details on this story, read on.
According to comicbook.com, A.R.G.U.S’ task force X Suicide squad might get their own spin-off series as soon as 2015. It was hinted by “Arrow” actor and one of the suicide squad members, David Ramsey, hinted that the group that was featured on last season’s episode has received positive reception from viewers, which got the most responds to Deadshot, Bronze Tiger and Harley Quinn in social media.
“They’re talking about spinning Suicide Squad off — it’s a whole thing now! – I don’t know if they’re going to really do it, but they’ve been talking about it, so we’ll see.” said Ramsey in the Comicbook article. Ramsey plays John Diggle on the series and also reveals that he will play a key role within the squad now that his ex-wife Lyla is head of A.R.G.U.S.
“That’s been one option [spin-off]. The other option has been having two or three episodes during the season. So it’s just been conversations at this point” adds Ramsey.
Moreover, Ramsey also reveals that producers have wanted to involve the group on the upcoming third season in October, where viewers might get to see the reason why John’s brother, Andy, was targeted by Deadshot.
In a separate article, Comicbook also reported that the squad will also be featured in the digital comic follow-up, “Arrow: Season 2.5,” which might serve as a back-up plot for the potential series. It is written by Guggenheim and Keto Shimizu, one of the show’s executive story editors and writers, with Joe Bennett and Jack Jadso providing the art. The Digital Comic launched last week, alternating with the recently released he Flash Season Zero.
The “Arrow: Season 2.5” comic will feature the team as they led by Black Adam to the fictional Kahndaq for an adventure, which Shimizu considered “nearly impossible to do on TV.”
“Certainly we get to go bigger and bolder in this format, doing things that we can’t really accomplish with our production schedule and with our production budget – In addition to that we can go places we can’t go in the show.” explains Shimizu in another Comicbook article.
Suicide Squad was also featured on the recently released DC animation, “Batman Assault on Arkham.”
Arrow will resume on October 8, with the Flash debuting the day after. That’s it for Arrow’s Suicide Squad, to possibly spin-off on their own series. For more updates on upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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