Colton Haynes To Return As Series Regular For ‘Arrow’

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Through its ups and downs, Arrow has seen several fan favorite characters depart the show. One character was Colton Haynes’ Roy Harper, better known to DC Comics fans as Arsenal.

While Haynes returned for a handful of episodes this current season, Entertainment Weekly has learned that he will rejoin the show as a series regular; perfect timing considering the season seven renewal.

The Arrow executive producers said the following in a statement:

“We’re very fortunate and excited to welcome back Colton to Arrow. While we’ve always enjoyed Colton’s returns to the show, we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him return as a proper series regular and we’re very excited about all the creative opportunities Roy Harper’s return affords us.”

Haynes added the following:

“I could not be happier to return to my role as Roy Harper alongside my Arrow family.”

Also read: Stephen Amell Talks Big Changes For Season 7 Of ‘Arrow’

Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen/Speedy, Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance, Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake/Black Canary, Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog, Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt/Wild Dog and Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance/Black Siren.


In season six, following the explosive battle on Lian Yu, Oliver must balance his crime-fighting duties, being the mayor, and being a father to his son William. At the same time, new enemies emerge in Star City, initially led by villainous hacker Cayden James, who puts together a villainous team with drug dealer Ricardo Diaz, ruthless metahuman vigilante Vincent Sobel, Russian mobster Anatoli Knyazev, and the deadly Black Siren. As Cayden James loses control of his cabal, Ricardo Diaz comes to the fore, announcing to Green Arrow his scheme to take over Star City’s criminal underworld and control the city’s political infrastructure.

DC‘s Arrow airs on Thursdays at 9 pm ET on The CW.