Colton Haynes Becomes a Series Regular for Season 2 of Arrow

Colton Haynes made his debut on the CW’s hit new series Arrow a few weeks ago and it would appear his role is only going to get bigger. Originally slated to appear in a few episodes in the first season as a love interest for Willa Holland’s character Thea Queen, The Hollywood Reporter says  that the actor will be bumped up to a series regular for the show’s second season.

Harper has appeared in the source material for many years and served as a side-kick to Green Arrow going by the name of ‘Speedy’ and later as the ‘Red Arrow.’ It remains to be seen if his character will fight alongside Oliver Queen in the series, but it certainly seems like a possibility with his role being expanded.

Arrow‘s first season is in the home streth now with the second season set to air this fall. It stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Colin Donnell as Tommy, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, with Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance. The show airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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