CW’s Arrow returned with a new promo last night, revealing exciting pieces of footage from Season 5 of the show. The death of Laurel Lance – Assistant District Attorney & The Black Canary, is commemorated by a public unveiling of a bronze statue in her honor by the newly elected Mayor, Oliver Queen.
Oliver faces a myriad of challenges in the upcoming season, both as the newly elected Mayor and as the Green Arrow. The Wire‘s Chad L. Coleman features as the main threat this season, an imposing gangster determined to put the Green Arrow down. With Thea persistent on hanging up her hood as Speedy, Diggle back in the military and Black Canary dead, the Green Arrow faces a daunting task keeping Star City safe from threat and menace. With the team down to Felicity and himself only, Oliver must put the past aside, and direct his entire efforts in keeping the city safe and raised on its feet.
Featuring a 5 months time skip forward, the new season kicks off with a number of new foes for the Green Arrow, all joining hands together to put an end to the man under the green hood. The new season features fresh faces including Rocky IV opponent Dolph Lundgren (A Russian Mob leader), popular alum Carly Pope (as a Coast City reporter), Chicago P.D.’s Josh Segarra (in the series-regular role of D.A. Adrian Chase and a vigilante), Reaper‘s Rick Gonzalez (as Wild Dog), The McCarthys‘ Tyler Ritter (as SCPD Detective Malone), Blindspot’s Joe Dinicol (recurring as Rory Regan aka the vigilante Ragman) and former WWE’s Cody Rhodes in a guest role.
Fans will be definitely excited for the premiere of the new season. Check the new promo right here. Leave your thoughts in tribute to Laurel Lance, and views regarding the new season in the comments section below.
Arrow returns Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 8/7c on The CW.