Arrow Gives Felicity Smoak a Promotion -- Plus: Check Out Fresh Photos and a Sizzling Trailer

Arrow_OliverFelicity_DWThe services of brainy beauty Felicity Smoake will very much be in need as Arrow travels forward. As such, the CW drama has promoted actress Emily Bett Rickards to a series regular for the just-ordered Season 2.

ETOnline was first to report on Rickards’ upgrade.

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The good news comes on the heels of Warner Bros. TV releasing a new trailer touting the show’s action-packed and at times eye-opening twists for February sweeps, which kicked off last week with Arrow pulling a bow on his momma and continue Wednesday night with Laurel (seemingly) landing/cooing in Oliver’s bed.

Also below: Fresh and fresher photos featuring Felicity in [spoiler!] as well as all glammed up, plus new recurring player Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf) as Roy Harper(/Speedy?) and guest star James Callis (Battlestar Galactica).