Colton Haynes Returning as Roy Harper in Arrow’s Final Season


Colton Haynes Returning as Roy Harper in Arrow's Final Season

Colton Haynes returning as Roy Harper in Arrow’s final season

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf, American Horror Story, Bigger) will be reprising his role as Roy Harper, aka Arsenal, in the final season of The CW’s Arrow.

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Beth Schwartz, the series’ showrunner, told the outlet: “We couldn’t have ended the show without having him back.” Even though Haynes is no longer a series regular, his character will recur during the eighth season, helping to sendoff the popular superhero show that kicked off the network’s Arrowverse.

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.

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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.

Arrow season 8 premieres on The CW on Tuesday, October 15.