9:34 pm - 12/11/2012

Teen Wolf Vet Colton Haynes Joins Arrow as…Who?!

Ya might wanna sit down for this one, Arrow fans. TV Guide Magazine has learned exclusively that the CW show — which is already exceeding its hot limit with Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy and Colin Donnell — has just hit a major bull's eye by signing Teen Wolf alum Colton Haynes.

"We were big fans of Colton from Teen Wolf and we are thrilled he's joining Arrow," says executive producer Greg Berlanti of the actor, who is set to begin appearing on the show in 2013 as none other than Roy Harper.

DC Comics aficionados will recognize that name as the young marksman who has been known as, since his debut in 1941, the Green Arrow's sidekick Speedy, Teen Titans member Arsenal, and the Justice League's drug-addicted, one-armed Red Arrow. While details on this iteration's possible secret identity are being kept, well, secret, Haynes' Harper is being described by The CW as "a handsome, street-savvy, teenager from 'the Glades,' the harsh, poverty-stricken portion of Starling City."

The recurring role will provide a love interest for Willa Holland's Thea (who is also nicknamed "Speedy"...hmmmm), as well as some serious juice for the show's growing mythology. According to the network's breakdown on the character, in addition to falling for Ollie's little sister 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." In other words, this is awesome.

The casting comes just two months after Haynes shocked Teen Wolf fans by tweeting out his decision to leave MTV's hit drama, although there is nothing surprised about how fast it took another show to snatch him up. Seriously, look at the guy.

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asherlev1 12th-Dec-2012 10:57 am (UTC)
AWOETOETH Colton!! Looks I'll have to watch Arrow now. Between him and JB, no way I can keep away.
xxxquothxxx 12th-Dec-2012 12:01 pm (UTC)
foxtree 13th-Dec-2012 06:30 am (UTC)
lol @ the closeup of the cap
shadowfax 12th-Dec-2012 12:26 pm (UTC)
Lol @ his life choices
stoicana 12th-Dec-2012 02:12 pm (UTC)
This lateral move from Teen Wolf to Arrow is pretty expected considering his mediocre talent the show from which he came.

Let's stop pretending like Teen Wolf is heads and tails above Arrow in terms of quality or like MTV is a respected cable show.
ohmiya_sg 14th-Dec-2012 05:41 am (UTC)
IKR? I love it, but come on, people.
simontheduck 12th-Dec-2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
I thought they were going to make Thea speedy because of the nickname. I thought it would be a cool change to the comics. :( Bleh
smolderhotter 12th-Dec-2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
aurexus 12th-Dec-2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
if he was Stephen Amell's love interest it'd be worth it though lol
jason350 12th-Dec-2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
A lot of you people are obviously thirsty to hate. Arrow gets higher ratings then Teenwolf. It gets a constant 3.7+mil and 4mil+ with dvr ratings.
sweetwaterpink 12th-Dec-2012 09:00 pm (UTC)
Damn, I have this show on my “to watch list”.
itsplasticlove 12th-Dec-2012 10:30 pm (UTC)
i've never watched this show but if colton is going to be on it i hope it gets cancelled tbh
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