In news that seemed to come out of nowhere it has been announced that former Arrow star Colton Haynes is returning to the show as a regular next season.
Haynes played Roy Harper in the show that started CW’s Arrowverse initially appearing as a love interest of Thea Queen before going on to become vigilante Arsenal alongside Oliver Queen.
Arrow’s executive producers released 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.”
This news comes just after a storyline featuring Roy Harper’s temporary return to Star City which ended with him leaving with Thea and Nyssa Al Ghul on a quest to destroy recently reviewed Lazarus Pits which served as Willa Holland’s departure as a season regular from the show.