Colton Haynes Joins Stephen Amell's Arrow on The CW!

Entertainment Dec. 12, 2012 AT 11:01AM
Colton Haynes; Stephen Amell as "Arrow" Colton Haynes; Stephen Amell as "Arrow" Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty; Jack Rowand /The CW

Colton Haynes is sticking to the small screen.

Two months after Us Weekly broke the news that the 24-year-old would be leaving MTV's Teen Wolf after two seasons, the actor has joined The CW's smash series Arrow in a recurring role. Playing Roy Harper, "a handsome, street-savvy teenager" from the  "poverty-stricken portion of Starling City," Haynes will first appear in the Feb. 20 episode, "Dodger."

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"We were big fans of Colton from Teen Wolf and we are thrilled he's joining Arrow," executive producer Greg Berlanti tells TV Guide.

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Haynes' character -- who was known as Green Arrow's sidekick for more than 50 years in the DC Comics Universe -- will romance Willa Holland's Thea Queen, little sister to Stephen Amell's Oliver. Roy first appeared in a November 1941 issue and later assumed the identity of Arsenal and Red Arrow.

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According to The CW, Roy is "destined to become a significant part of [Thea's] life and an important player in the larger world of Arrow." No other details regarding his character -- including his heroic abilities -- have been revealed.

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