Arrow Colton Haynes Returns

Arrow: Colton Haynes to Return as Roy

Arrow may need to dust off Arsenal’s costume.

Colton Haynes will reprise his role as Roy Harper in an upcoming Season 4 episode, TVLine has confirmed.

The actor tweeted the news of his return, expressing his excitement.

“We are beyond thrilled that Colton will be returning to Arrow this season,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim says. “It was always our intention to have him return following his departure last season, but it was a matter of finding the right storyline to pull it off. That opportunity presented itself in Episode 412, and we can’t wait for the fans to see this reunion.”

Roy’s story left off when he pretended to be The Arrow and then faked his death before leaving Starling. His ex-girlfriend Thea tracked him down with the hope of reuniting, but Roy encouraged her to find her own path and left his Arsenal getup behind as a parting gift.

When TVLine spoke with EP Wendy Mericle this summer, she hinted that a possible reappearance from Roy could have consequences for Thea’s new relationship with Oliver’s campaign advisor.

“He could come back into her life at some inopportune moments potentially,” Mericle said. “It’ll be an interesting dynamic to see.”

Arrow fans, are you excited for Roy’s return?

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  1. Azerty says:

    Great news I loved Roy/Arsenal. I had a theory that he is in the grave, but I hope I am wrong it would be a shame to bring him back just to kill him.

  2. Josh says:

    That face in the picture is his “acting” face, aka the only face he can ever make to “emote”

  3. Welcome back, Roy. Hated him at first, especially when Thea started dating him. But he got better. I hope he’s not the one in the grave.

  4. Steven says:

    I wonder why he won’t guest star on Teen Wolf.

  5. Rick Katze says:

    Good. And yes it definitely adds a new person to the grave’s list of possibles.

  6. Pat says:

    Oh my gosh, first thing that came to my mind when I read this, was is Roy the one who is in the grave? Thea is at the top of my list, then Lance, now Roy has been added.

  7. Joey Padron says:

    So happy about news! Can’t wait to see Colton back on the show as Roy!

  8. Carla Krae says:


  9. ? says:

    Donna Smoak is in the grave. I’m not happy about it either, but you heard it here first.

    • Josh says:

      Could be possible. A friend of mine speculated that it could be Donna as Felicity is the only cast member who hasn’t lost or “Lost” a family member. Oliver would shed a tear and vow to Kill for Donna cause of how much his lady is hurting cause of Donna’s death. For all we know Felicitys Dad could be why Donna is dead

  10. Jess says:

    Can’t wait to see him back. Roy was and still is one of my favourite characters on the show. Was sad when he left.

  11. Drew says:

    When will the death be revealed? Could he be coming back because of that? He could be another flash forward.

  12. Bill says:

    I hope it’s more than just one episode!!

  13. Michael Helton says:

    Glad to see Colton back hope he stays awhile , like the actor love is character .👍👍👍

  14. Television says:

    yay, love roy/arsenal

  15. kC says:

    Oh but when they write back on season 4 do they mean from ep 12 and forward or only ep 12?because it’s two different things!!! I hope he’s back! He was way better than Thea. And in the magazine he’s actually going down a dark path for a while, that would be interesting.

  16. Renee says:

    I wonder if Roy’s return has anything to do with Vandal Savage, after all, in the comics, Roy is related to Savage

  17. Jakob says:

    Unpopular opinion but, I really hope he’s the one in the grave. Can’t be a coincidence his new name is ‘Jason’ *cough*Todd*cough*. (This show couldn’t get anymore Batman storylines tbh)