“Arrow” is set to return for season 6 tonight, and the new season will feature a few fan favorite characters. It’s already been confirmed that we’ll be seeing a lot more of Deathstroke in the new season, and it’s also been confirmed that Colton Haynes will be reprising his role as Roy Harper.
Roy was previously written off the show when he left Star City, but he does have some unfinished business in his former home. “Arrow” executive producer Wendy Mericle recently spoke to CBR about Roy’s return, and she noted that his relationship with Thea will be one of the things that brings him back.
“For us, it’s really going to come down to Thea. We talked a lot in the writers’ room about what Roy has been doing in the years he’s been away from Star City. Right now, the idea that we’re toying around with is he’s gotten himself into some hot water. When he comes back, it’s for a couple of reasons. It’s probably to ask for some help and also because he and Thea have some unfinished business in the relationship department. That’s a relationship that we felt Season 4 played very well and it’s something we’d like to continue and see where we go.”
Thea and Roy never really got any closure when it comes to their relationship, and fans never really got any closure when they were forced to say goodbye to Roy Harper, so it sounds like his return could be a win-win for everyone involved.
“Arrow” will return on Thursday, October 12.
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice.
As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), and his new recruits, street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez) and meta-human Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy).
Oliver has finally solidified and strengthened his crime-fighting team only to have it threatened when unexpected enemies from his past return to Star City, forcing Oliver to rethink his relationship with each member of his “family”.