Byron Mann returning for Arrow final season
After debuting some footage at Comic-Con earlier this summer, The CW still has some tricks hidden up its sleeves for the highly-anticipated final season of its hit comic book series Arrow. Acording to Deadline, Byron Mann, who played Yao Fei in the first season will return for the show’s eighth and final season.
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, Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog, and Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake/Black Canary. 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.
Based on the DC characters, the series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Wendy Mericle and Sarah Schechter. The show is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
In addition to having starred in the first season, Mann reappeared as Yao Fei in a hallucinatory fashion in the fifth season’s penultimate episode “Missing.” Aside from Arrow, Mann is also known for starring in the 2012 martial arts action pic The Man with the Iron Fists, AMC’s Hell on Wheels, Netflix’s Altered Carbon and Wu Assassins and Amazon Prime’s The Expanse. He can now be seen in the mystery thriller Don’t Let Go, which just hit theaters last week.