A familiar face is showing up in Star City once again. Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Colton Haynes will be coming back to Arrow. Now before anyone gets to excited, it seems he’s coming back for a one-off episode, not for good. I’m sure fans of Colton Haynes’ Roy Harper aka Arsenal will be definitely glad to see him, even if it is just for one episode.
You might recall that Colton Haynes’ Roy Harper left the series last season. It was during that point last season when the Arrow’s world was going to hell in a hand basket as Starling City was in disarray and Oliver Queen’s life was falling apart. In a way to protect Oliver and his secret, Roy Harper took the fall for being the Arrow and landed in prison, where he was helped by Argus to fake his own death. After that he left town, leaving his relationship with Thea behind. At least he did leave her with an awesome parting gift in the form of the supersuit.
Details on his return are still being kept under wraps. We’ll know more as we get closer to his return date. When asked about it, executive producer Marc Guggenheim said, “We are beyond thrilled that Colton will be returning to Arrow this season. It was always our intention to have him return following his departure last season, but it was a matter of finding the right story line to pull it off. That opportunity presented itself in episode 412 and we can’t wait for the fans to see this reunion.”
Colton Haynes was the first to release the news to the public on Twitter:
Just landed in Vancouver to…BEGIN FILMING ON #ARROW AGAIN!!! ??? So excited!!!
— Colton Haynes (@ColtonLHaynes) November 20, 2015
I’m sure fans are very excited about this piece of news.