CW series ARROW has been making some big changes. Following the departure of one of the original castmembers, the series is bringing back fan favorite Roy Harper (aka Arsenal), played by Colton Haynes, as a series regular after leaving the show at the end of season three.
The news comes following the announcement that the show was renewed for a season seven along with DC’s other superhero series on the network, Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. Original castmember Thea Queen, played by Willa Holland, left Team Arrow and the town last week.
“We’re very fortunate and excited to welcome back Colton to Arrow,” said the show’s executive producers. “While we’ve always enjoyed Colton’s returns to the show, we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him return as a more proper series regular and we’re very excited about all the creative opportunities Roy Harper’s return affords us.”
Since leaving Arrow, Haynes has appeared in the television series American Horror Story, Teen Wolf, and Scream Queens, and the feature films Rough Night and San Andreas. He is represented by UTA and Untitled Entertainment.
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