Colton Haynes Returns to 'Arrow' as Series Regular for Season 7

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Colton Haynes as Roy Harper in Arrow.

It looks like Roy Harper, a.k.a. Arsenal, is returning to Arrow—and in a full capacity.

The CW announced Monday that Colton Haynes will be back on the superhero series as a series regular for its seventh season.

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'Arrow' is nearing its Season 6 finale which will feature familiar faces.

The actor, who found fame on MTV's Teen Wolf, is reprising his beloved role full-time first time since Season 3. Appearing as a guest in Season 1, Haynes' Roy Harper was bumped to full-timer for Seasons 2 and 3, though his role went back to guest star status in Season 4. Haynes was completely absent in Season 5, but showed up as a guest on the current sixth season.

This news comes shortly after Willa Holland's exit from the show—she was billed as a series regular but had a noticeably reduced screen-time prior to the departure. Upon the revelation of such exciting news, Arrow's executive producers released the following statement:

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"We’re very fortunate and excited to welcome back Colton to Arrow.  While we’ve always enjoyed Colton’s returns to the show, we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him return as a proper series regular and we’re very excited about all the creative opportunities Roy Harper’s return affords us."

Haynes also released a statement, echoing what fans are sure to be feeling right now, "I could not be happier to return to my role as Roy Harper alongside my Arrow family."

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Unfortunately, fans will have to wait until fall to see Haynes on a weekly basis in the Stephen Amell-starring series. But until then, there are a few more episodes left in Season 6 to devour.

Arrow, Wednesdays, 8/7c, The CW

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