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‘Arrow’ Preview: Meet the New “Speedy” Roy Harper!

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Now that we know ‘Arrow‘ will officially return for a second season this fall, we can look forward to a wealth of new DC characters to be introduce over the course of the series, perhaps even more so than appeared in the first season. And while this past week’s “Betrayal” dropped a big mythology bomb introducing Slade Wilson (‘Spartacus‘ Manu Bennett), upcoming episode “Dodger” will introduce ‘Teen Wolf’ star Colton Haynes as Roy Harper, better known for a variety of Green Arrow ally aliases! Get a first look at Roy Harper’s appearance on ‘Arrow’ inside!

Given that The CW has officially opted to renew ‘Arrow’ for a second season, we can expect no shortage of DC characters in the future, continuing the streak in upcoming February 20 episode “Dodger.” The episode will see the introduction of Colton Haynes Roy Harper as a streetwise pickpocket of The Glades who captures Thea’s purse (and attention), ultimately coming to play a much larger role in all their lives.

Though it could be a while yet before Harper assumes any mantle of his DC counterparts Speedy, Arsenal or Red Arrow, The Hollywood Reporter managed to obtain the first photos from the character’s appearance, clearly favoring the color red.

In addition to the recent casting of ‘Doctor Who‘ favorite Alex Kingston as the elder Dinah Lance, upcoming episodes will also feature the likes of returning star Jessica De Gouw’s Huntress, ‘Battlestar Galactica‘s’ James Callis as The Dodger and returning DC character Deadshot (Michael Rowe).

You can take a look at Colton’s first appearance in the photos below, and tell us what DC characters you want to see pop up on ‘Arrow’ in the comments!

Arrow Colton Haynes Roy Harper
The CW / THR
Arrow Colton Haynes Roy Harper
The CW / THR

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