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Arrow Season 5 Promo: Laurel Gets a [Spoiler], Oliver's New Foes and More

Arrow is honoring dearly departed Laurel’s legacy in a very big way in a new teaser for Season 5.

Black Canary may be gone, but her memory lives on as Star City unveils a statue of the costumed crimefighter while Oliver contemplatively looks on. (Her portrayer, Katie Cassidy — who is now a series regular across Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow — will return in the season opener to spill what Laurel told Oliver before her death.)

As the reminder of his friend’s sacrifice looms, the archer must accept that things aren’t going to go back to the way they were. Much has changed over the past five months, as driven home by the sight of Dig in his Army fatigues and the introduction of several new enemies targeting Green Arrow, including The Wire‘s Chad L. Coleman as an imposing gangster.

Arrow Season 5 will feature a variety of fresh faces, including Rocky IV opponent Dolph Lundgren (as a Big Bad in the Russia flashbacks), Popular alum Carly Pope (as a Coast City reporter), Chicago P.D.’s Josh Segarra (in the series-regular role of D.A. Adrian Chase aka Vigilante), Reaper‘s Rick Gonzalez (as the DC Comics character Wild Dog), The McCarthysTyler Ritter (as SCPD Detective Malone), Blindspot’s Joe Dinicol (recurring as Rory Regan aka the vigilante Ragman) and former WWE grappler Cody Rhodes in a guest role TBA.

Arrow returns Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 8/7c on The CW, where it now leads into the freshman drama Frequency.

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