It’s official Colton Haynes is back. He is, once again, a series regular on the CW’s popular DC series Arrow. The announcement comes in the wake of the show’s recent season 7 renewal and personnel changes.
Haynes joined the cast of Arrow as a recurring character during the second half of the first season and became a regular at the beginning of the second season with a two-year deal. The Teen Wolf alum departed at the end of season three when his contract was up and now he is back to reprise his role as Roy Harper AKA Arsenal.
“We’re very fortunate and excited to welcome back Colton to Arrow,” said the show’s executive producers in a joint statement. “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.”
Haynes adds: “I could not be happier to return to my role as Roy Harper alongside my Arrow family.”
Arrow was one of 10 CW TV series renewed for another season. This includes the show’s DC cohorts The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Black Lightning. Last week, Thea Queen (Willa Holland), the maternal younger half-sister of the titular hero Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and a member of Team Arrow who goes by the name of Speedy, left the team and the town. Only four of the show’s series regulars from the beginning remain on the show.