Colton Haynes is officially returning as Roy Harper a.k.a. Arsenal on The CW’s DC series Arrow!
Haynes left his recurring role as Arrow’s sidekick at the end of Season 3. He will return for a short story arc this season, beginning with Episode 15.
Executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle released a statement, on why Roy will return to Star City:
“We’re thrilled to announce that Colton Haynes will be reprising his role as Roy Harper for a short arc on Arrow this year. Roy is called back to Star City to help resolve an urgent matter with high stakes for the team. His short visit turns into something surprising when he reunites with Thea and sparks a change in both of their lives that will have long-lasting consequences.”
Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance, Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake, Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez, Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt and Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance.
“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, each with a personal connection to a member of Team Arrow, including Helix-founder Cayden James, drug dealer Ricardo Diaz, ruthless vigilante Vincent Sobel, Bratva leader Anatoli Knyazev, and Black Siren, Laurel Lance’s doppelgänger from a parallel Earth.”
Arrow returns January 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
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