ARROW Casts Former TEEN WOLF Star To Portray 'Roy Harper'

One of the stars of Teen Wolf, (who has recently announced his exit from the show) has found a new home in Starling City as DC Comics character 'Roy Harper'. Who is playing him and when can we expect to see him in Arrow? Find out after the jump...

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By Alex Lynch - 12/11/2012
According to TVGuide, The CW has signed former Teen Wolf actor Colton Haynes to portray Roy Harper, who DC Comics fans know as 'Red Arrow', 'Speedy' or even 'Arsenal'. However, it's quite obvious we won't see him shooting arrows just yet.



Executive Producer Greg Berlanti said that "We were big fans of Colton from Teen Wolf and we are thrilled he's joining Arrow." The CW has described the character as "a handsome, street-savvy, teenager from 'the Glades,' the harsh, poverty-stricken portion of Starling City.". Harper will be introduced as a love interest to Thea Queen, who is "destined to become a significant part of her life and an important player in the larger world of Arrow."

The character is expected to show up in Early 2013 after the mid-season finale, and will be introduced to Oliver in "an unexpected way". Haynes joins Seth Gabel (Vertigo), John Barrowman, Katie Cassidy, Stephen Amell and Colin Donnell in the cast of Arrow.




Source: TVGuide
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DaenerysTargaryen - 12/11/2012, 6:26 PM
Already? Well he's hot so I'm now partially happy. Thought they'd save him for like season 2 or maybe 3
LP4 - 12/11/2012, 6:27 PM
Why is Roy gonna essentially be the same age as Ollie?
DCjohnny - 12/11/2012, 6:28 PM
ok!.... here i was thinking his sister is going to be speedy....
mattboesch8907 - 12/11/2012, 6:34 PM
what do they mean by her life?
BANE5000 - 12/11/2012, 6:34 PM
" destined to become a significant part of her life "

Who is the " her " they are reffereing to that Roy will be a part of their life?
JatevinM - 12/11/2012, 6:49 PM
He looks exactly like Red Arrow and he is a decent actor so I am down for it.
tazmaniak - 12/11/2012, 6:54 PM
@ClaireLannister2016, why not this early? Think about it. Roy Harper actually made his comic book debut the same issue as Oliver Queen. He's been part of the Green Arrow mythos since day one. Longer than any other character besides Green Arrow. So it makes sense to introduce him this early.

@LP4, assuming he's the same age as Thea, he'll be 17 years old. Oliver is 27, so he's 10 years younger.
Super12 - 12/11/2012, 6:58 PM
^ Grif? Lol
MJPETTY7 - 12/11/2012, 7:04 PM
I'll be honest, I think this is a little early to be doing, but I will wait to see how they pull it off. They've done well with everything else so far, so I wouldn't be surprised if I like this regardless of how early this may be in the series, and the Green Arrow mythos.
laughterman26 - 12/11/2012, 7:10 PM
this means red hood and the outlaws. please dear god let jason todd make an appearence as red hood on the show. and please let there be nathan fillon as green lantern. if that shit happens this would be the greatest comic adaption to tv ever
INFO - 12/11/2012, 7:16 PM
Nice casting shame he leaf Teen Wolf he was a good part of the show but im still happy.
tweeeeenkies3 - 12/11/2012, 7:17 PM
YES This is perfect, honestly. I love him as an actor, and was fantastic in Teen Wolf.
XavierLehnsherr - 12/11/2012, 7:28 PM
needs more Asians and Mexicans
Tony93 - 12/11/2012, 7:43 PM
DioFoRio - 12/11/2012, 7:51 PM
grif if that is you....you were missed
Ceejay - 12/11/2012, 7:53 PM
Its such a typical CW Teenage Girl Show, every main guys in it is a twentysomething prepared to get his shirt off and show his chest or some carreer girl or teen squabbling about her relationship or assertive girlpower to prove her worth at her job blah blah bollocks. He even has an angst ridden teen sister and soon they'll give her a bunch of teen accomplices to oogle at her older brother the "Arrow". They don't even have the balls to call the damn thing Green Arrow or give him a real beard, he has to look like some designer stubble teenage boy band member.

There's like 90 percent teenage girls watching this shit and 10% clueless fanboys waiting for the next cheesy costumed villain to appear so they can watch another badly choreographed fight.
johnblake - 12/11/2012, 7:58 PM
Jackson is speedy. Yes if he dies his hair. anybody know why he left teen wolf
CrashTest - 12/11/2012, 8:05 PM
I got to give it to them, he is a really good fit.
Tevii - 12/11/2012, 8:07 PM
Sweet... i hope they do an Arrow version of the "Rise and Fall of Green Arrow" now that they cast Arsenal
Tevii - 12/11/2012, 8:17 PM
"an unexpected way"
Bet Oliver saves him from his addiction to heroin
NotU - 12/11/2012, 9:03 PM
He's from the rough part of town?
Ball cap wearing Arsenal for sure.
Could be dope.
AMAZO1 - 12/11/2012, 9:06 PM
I just wish this show calmed down a bit. I love it by the way but this is only the first season. Now maybe they wont have until the second or the end of the first but already how many characters are you really going to have on the first season. Let him do his thing its like they add characters cause ollie doesn't have powers and I guess they were worried about the shows success
novaprime - 12/11/2012, 9:32 PM
Cool This Show Gets Better & Better
supernaturalfreak - 12/11/2012, 10:03 PM
he's actually a visually good match
mgeoff88 - 12/11/2012, 10:20 PM
That's awesome they're bringing Red Arrow on the show already.
SotNatt - 12/12/2012, 12:26 AM
@venom007 I've seen Teen Wolf. He's a pretty decent actor. Then again, his character wasn't all that complex, so...we'll see.
SuperSomething616 - 12/12/2012, 4:11 AM
Just glad they're introducing Roy...lovin' this show so far...
CherryBomb - 12/12/2012, 5:08 AM
Colton Haynes is one of the hottest men alive and has an amazing body.
I like him, I think he'll be great!


CherryBomb - 12/12/2012, 5:09 AM

I hope Thea becomes the 'mia dearden' of the show and ends up as Speedy. Colton NEEDS to be a regular next season.
Zordan - 12/12/2012, 5:28 AM
never heard but looks the part... kool
CherryBomb - 12/12/2012, 5:51 AM
I'm obsessed with his insanely handsome looks.

NorrinRaddical - 12/12/2012, 6:34 AM
I'm getting old. I thought this article was going to be about Michael J Fox
darkjoker1 - 12/12/2012, 6:43 AM
nice he is awesome in teen wolf and i can so see him play roy harper
XavierLehnsherr - 12/12/2012, 6:43 AM
I kind of want to see Michael J. Fox with a bow and arrow.

Just for a few minutes.
hellfire - 12/12/2012, 7:58 AM
Xavier@ LOL so wrong
Dev7 - 12/12/2012, 8:27 AM
Show has gotten worse. Now its only for teeny boppers ogling at all the male guest stars some with there shirts off most of the time. Also the soap opera crap they are pushing down people throats every episode. Hope this show doesn't last too long on the air.
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 12/12/2012, 8:29 AM
He is a good fit to play Roy. Arrow has done a decent job of casting so far. I'm really enjoying this show.
Optimus83 - 12/12/2012, 10:13 AM
When will we see Black Canary not just Dinah Lance Arrow in the series?

¿cuándo veremos a Black Canary y no solo a Dinah Lance en la serie Arrow?
CherryBomb - 12/12/2012, 10:40 AM
@Optimus83 I remember the writer saying something like, we'll see Black Canary "longer than you hope, but sooner than you might think" very ambiguous, but maybe next season, I think we may be left with a clifhanger in the Season 1 finale.
TheHawkWithin - 12/12/2012, 11:45 AM
This is fantastic casting!! I was really sad to see Haynes leave Teen Wolf but im flipping bricks to see that he's joining Arrow.
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