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Colton Haynes is Returning to ‘Arrow’

Arrow fans certainly have something to celebrate today as The CW just confirmed that Colton Haynes would be making his return to the show for a short arc, reprising his role as Roy Harper/Arsenal. Fans can expect to see Haynes back in action (and leather) beginning with the sixth season’s 15th episode.

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“We’re thrilled to announce that Colton Haynes will be reprising his role as Roy Harper for a short arc on Arrow this year,” said executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle. “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…” The CW said in a statement.

Fresh off his stint on Teen Wolf, Haynes joined the Arrowverse’s namesake in the second half of season 1 and was quickly promoted to a series regular by season 2. He left the series after his two-year contract was up, but did return in the show’s fourth season for a single episode. Fans began speculating that Haynes could possibly be returning after Oliver Queen himself, Stephen Amell, posted this photo and caption on Facebook:

Boy oh boy do I love Colton!!!

Posted by Stephen Amell on Monday, December 11, 2017

He also tweeted out this heartwarming message shortly after the announcement.

Are you excited to see Colton heading back to Arrow? 


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