Arrow fans will rejoice, recently TV Guide Magazine learned through The CW that the action show with Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen), Katie Cassidy and Colin Donnell, added another major actor to its rooster, its none other than Teen Wolf alum Colton Haynes. He’ll debut on the February 20 episode in 2013, which is titled “Dodger.”
“We were big fans of Colton from Teen Wolf and we are thrilled he’s joining Arrow,” says executive producer Greg Berlanti of the Haynes, who is set to start appearing on the show in 2013 as none other than Roy Harper (Red Arrow/ Arsenal in the comics).
DC Comics fans and aficionados will surely recognize the name of the young marksman who became Green Arrow’s sidekick Speedy, in 1941. Afterwards he made it to the Teen Titans as Red Arrow, subsequently the character fell from grace and became the Justice League’s drug-addicted, one-armed Arsenal.
It’s not known how close will Haynes character will be with his comic counterpart. Haynes’ Harper is being described by The CW as “a handsome street savvy, teenager from ‘the Glades,’ the harsh, poverty-stricken portion of Starling City.”
Haynes recurring role will become a love interest for Willa Holland‘s character Thea Queen (who is also nicknamed ‘Speedy’ most interesting), he will also enrich the show’s growing mythology. According to what The CW said about the character growth in the mythology of the series. In addition to having feelings for Willa, after crossing paths “in an unexpected way,” Roy is “destined to become a significant part of her life and an important player in the larger world of Arrow.”
This casting news came just two months after Haynes shocked all the Teen Wolf fans by tweeting out his decision to leave MTV’s hit drama.