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‘Arrow’ Casts A New Speedy: ‘Teen Wolf’ Star Signs On

Arrow Speedy Colton Haynes Roy Harper
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Only eight episodes into its freshman season and already featuring a wealth of DC characters , The CW’s ‘Arrow‘ has made plenty of winks and nods to its comic origins. Apart from future Black Canary Ms. Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy), fans have been clamoring for Oliver Queen’s sister Thea “Speedy” Queen to pick up a bow and join her brother in his quest to save the city. However, now that ‘Teen Wolf‘ star Colton Haynes has joined the cast as fellow DC comics “Speedy” Roy Harper, will he beat her to it?

The CW’s ‘Arrow’ continues to run circles around its spiritual predecessor ‘Smallville,’ adding yet another famous DC character into its ranks. TVGuide reports that former ‘Teen Wolf’ star Colton Haynes has joined the acclaimed Green Arrow series as Roy Harper, better known to DC comics fans as the archer’s one-time sidekick Speedy, and eventual Red Arrow, among other identities.

Haynes’ Roy Harper will first appear on the series in February 20 episode “Dodger” as “a handsome, street-savvy, teenager from ‘the Glades,’ the harsh, poverty-stricken portion of Starling City,” as well as a love interest to fellow “Speedy” Thea Queen (Willa Holland). Excitingly, the report also describes Haynes’ Roy Harper as “destined to become a significant part of [Thea's] life and an important player in the larger world of Arrow.”

‘Arrow’ will take its mid-season finale following tonight’s “Year’s End,” which will introduce the mysterious “Dark Archer” as the latest line in a growing DC roster that includes Deathstroke, The Huntress, China White, Deadshot, The Royal Flush Gang, Firefly, Count Vertigo, and even Blackhawk Squad member Ted Gaynor.

What say you? Are you excited to see what Colton Haynes brings to ‘Arrow’ as Roy Harper? What other DC characters would you like to see join the series?

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