Colton Haynes reveals he wasn’t asked to return for ARROW season 8


The saga of Colton Haynes return for the final season of Arrow has been generating a lot of headlines across the web.

In an interview with TVLineArrow showrunner Beth Schwartz said “we hope to have [Haynes] back” during the TCA Press Tour. Haynes’ comments also seem to leave the door open for his return.

Haynes first joined the series late in its first season, and appeared as a series regular for seasons 2 and 3. Haynes made guest appearances in seasons 4 and 6 before returning for a longer arc in season 7.

It seems that in the wake of Schwartz comments Haynes has had a lot of interactions with fans regarding his return. In response the actor made the below statement on Twitter regarding his status on the show:

“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”

Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, David Ramsey as John Diggle and Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance/Black Siren. Season 7 will see the return of Colton Haynes as Roy Harper/Arsenal.

Arrow airs on The CW Mondays at 8/7c. In the UK the show airs on Sky One on Thursdays at 9pm.

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Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & Tv and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember. Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG