Colton Haynes Is Returning For Arrow Season 7! Colton Haynes Is Returning For Arrow Season 7!
Colton Haynes will be returning for Arrow Season 7 as a series regular. Colton Haynes Is Returning For Arrow Season 7!

A friend from Arrow’s past will be returning for Season 7 as a series regular: GreenArrowTV has learned that Colton Haynes (Roy Harper) is coming back to the show for the seventh season!

“We’re very fortunate and excited to welcome back Colton to Arrow,” the show’s executive producers said in a 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.”

“I could not be happier to return to my role as Roy Harper alongside my Arrow family,” Haynes said.

Colton first appeared on Arrow during Season 1 and was a series regular for the second and third seasons. He has made guest appearances since, including two episodes of Season 6. In his time away from the show, he appeared on such TV series as Scream Queens and Teen Wolf and even got married!

Hopefully this is just the first salvo of good news for Arrow Season 7. But first — let’s get to the end of Season 6! Arrow airs Thursdays at 9PM ET/PT on The CW.

Craig Byrne

Craig Byrne has been writing about TV on the internet since 1995. He is also the author of several published books, including Smallville: The Visual Guide and the show's Official Companions for Seasons 4-7.

  • Jordan Valdés

    April 9, 2018 #1 Author

    I did NOT see this coming! I’m so excited to have Roy back as a series regular!!! A Green Arrow show doesn’t quite feel complete without a version of Arsenal or Red Arrow or Speedy! That being said, I wonder what this means for Roy and Thea’s future. As a TheRoy shipper, it really bums me out, but the most logical conclusion I can make is that things don’t work out between them on their mission to destroy the Lazarus Pits.


  • Tim

    April 9, 2018 #3 Author

    What if Thea goes back to the League, becomes the big bad for Season 7 and that’s what brings him back to Oliver?? Whatever happens, I hop Terrific and Renee hand up the costumes. Leave Dinah as is with a subplot of trying to trust Oliver again and vice versa. And bring Roy back as Arsenal. Hat, glasses, the whole 9 yards not as a sidekick in a hood.


  • Stacey

    April 9, 2018 #4 Author

    I am stoked to see Roy coming back and also wonder what that means for Thea and him. Quite frankly I am SO over Thea being such a wet noodle. I miss her as Speedy. I want to see her become a bad ass again.


  • Beth

    April 9, 2018 #5 Author

    So thrilled!!! Maybe they’ll let John and Oliver make up, get rid of Wild Dog, kick Curtis out somewhere and …well, Dinah’s semi-tolerable without those two. In any event, I was SO glad to see him back as a guest star this season. Am hoping this won’t mean breaking him up with Thea, so we get Willa back on guest spots, too— I know she left because she got hurt in stunts and it was too much for her to keep up. In any case, so hoping they go back to the OTA vibe!


  • Liz

    April 9, 2018 #6 Author

    I really didn’t see this one coming at all wow. I’m happy. I really liked Roy! And I hate hate hate the newbies so anything that means less of them and I’ll be so happy. Give me my OTA and Roy Team Arrow and S7 is already better than S6, lol.


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