This is great news!
Haynes has landed a recurring role as Roy Harper, described by The CW as “a handsome, street-savvy teenager from ‘the Glades,’ the harsh, poverty-stricken portion of Starling City.” He is also being set up as a love interest for Oliver’s little sister Thea (Willa Holland) after crossing paths “in an unexpected way.”
Roy is “destined to become a significant part of her life and an important player in the larger world of Arrow,” TV Guide Magazine first reported.
Fans of the DC Comics story of Arrow may recognize the name of Haynes’ character. Roy Harper first appeared in the comic in 1941 as the Green Arrow’s sidekick Speedy (which also not-so-coincidentally happens to be Thea’s nickname…), as well as the Justice League’s Red Arrow and Teen Titans member Arsenal. Little details are being revealed as to which incarnation this Roy Harper will be, but no matter what, he is going to play a big part in the future of the show.
So who else his hoping for some duel Stephen Amell and Colton Haynes shirtless scenes?