Colton Haynes Was Not Asked to Return As Series Regular For ‘Arrow’s Final Season

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Colton Haynes, who plays Roy Harper a.k.a. Arsenal on Stephen Amell’s Arrow, was not asked to return as a series regular for the show’s eighth and final season.

“Getting a lot of angry messages so just to clarify…I didn’t exit the last season of Arrow,” tweeted Colton Haynes. “I was not asked to come back for the final season as a series regular.”

“But y’all know Roy…,” Colton Haynes added. “He’s never gone for too long.”

Getting a lot of angry messages so just to clarify…I didn’t exit the last season of Arrow. I was not asked to come back for the final season as a series regular. But y’all know Roy…he’s never gone for too long ???

You can check out Colton Haynes’s tweet below.

Throughout the fourth, fifth, and sixth seasons of Arrow, Colton Haynes made recurring guest appearances before making a full-time return in season seven of the Stephen Amell series. Arrow showrunner Beth Schwartz confirmed Colton Haynes’ exit for the eighth and final season at the Television Critics Association press tour, adding that she hopes to have him back before the series concludes with its upcoming 10-episode run:

“We hope to have him back. We love him and he’s obviously one of the foundations of the show.”

What do you think? Are you disappointed Colton Haynes will not be back as a series regular for the final season of Stephen Amell’s Arrow? What do you think about the Stephen Amell series coming to an end? Sound-off your thoughts in the comments!

Colton Haynes made his debut as Roy Harper in the first season of The CW’s Arrow before being promoted to series regular status for the second and third seasons. However, Colton Haynes left the Stephen Amell series in season three, citing mental health and struggles with his sexual identity as the reason for his departure.

Here is the official synopsis for the final season of Stephen Amell’s Arrow:

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, Oliver successfully saved his city with the help of his team including former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), former protégé Roy Harper (Colton Haynes), street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez), metahuman Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum) and Earth-2 Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy). In the wake of discovering what his future holds, Oliver will find himself pit against his most challenging battle yet, one that will leave the multiverse hanging in the balance. In Arrow’s final season, Oliver Queen is forced to confront the reality of what it means to be a hero.

Arrow stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, Kirk Acevedo, Sea Shimooka, and Katie Cassidy Rodgers.

Arrow season 8 premieres on October 15, 2019, on The CW. Stay tuned for the latest news on Colton Haynes and the Stephen Amell series!

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