It’s time to get the band back together — or, form a new one! — as Arrow opens Season 5.
As seen in the trailer for the CW series’ new run, Oliver (begrudgingly) takes Felicity’s advice to break in a new battalion of wannabe heroes, in the wake of Diggle and Thea quitting the team.
Team Arrow 3.0 (4.0?) includes that faux Canary, Evelyn Crawford; a toughie named Wild Dog; and even tech whiz Curtis (who needs some help with the salmon ladder!).
Earlier this month, Stephen Amell said, “The villain that we are introducing is a direct result of things that Oliver has done in Star City [and] calls back to a lot of things that happened in the first season of the show.” In doing so, “It really grounds the show and really focuses on its core value, which is the battle to save Star City.”
Among the new season’s (many) new faces, Josh Segarra (Chicago P.D.) has been added as a series regular, playing DA Adrian Chase aka the vigilante known as… Vigilante; Chad L. Coleman (The Wire) will recur as gangster Tobias Church; Rick Gonzalez (Reaper) will play the DC Comics vigilante Wild Dog, Tyler Ritter (The McCarthys) will recur as SCPD Detective Malone, Carly Pope (Popular) will play Coast City reporter Susan Williams and Madison McLaughlin will reprise her role as Evelyn Crawford — and her new superhero persona, Artemis.