The Scottish-Canadian actor confirmed on Instagram that his character won’t come back in the next season. Malcolm is written out. “By now you know that Malcolm Merlyn is no more,” he began, “I know they’ve done it off-camera but I’m here to tell you I won’t be coming back next season. I want you to know how wonderful it has been for the last five years to be part of the Arrow universe and all the shows connected to it.” Going on he said: “Arrow and Malcolm Merlyn have changed my life over here in the states and opened many, many doors and granted me some wonderful opportunities. It’s also introduced me to … a new fanbase – friends, family that I think of all of you as”. He added that hje understood the necessity of changes and developing the show, but he loved playing Malcolm and he is really upset that he does not exist anymore.