Willa Holland Returns To ‘Arrow’ In A Recurring Role For Final Season
Another original face is returning to ‘Arrow‘ for the final outing, as it is confirmed Willa Holland will be back as Thea Queen.
Holland starred as Oliver’s little rebel sister, Thea, on the superhero drama, and was an original cast member. Whilst she starts out as the bratty little sibling, the character eventually joins Ollie in archery-based crime-fighting business as the hero Speedy.
Holland was a series regular on the show up until Season 5, when she began to reduce her appearances, before finally leaving in Season 6. If you remember, Thea departed Star City with love interest Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) to head across the globe to shut down various unearthed Lazarus Pits. Haynes’ Harper returned to the series last season, but without Thea, after the duo had got into a fight due to Thea using one of the aforementioned Lazarus Pits to bring him back to life, but also sticking him with the Lazarus blood lust side effect.
Unlike a number of the people returning for the final season, it seems this won’t just be a flying guest spot visit, as producers announced she will have a recurring role in the last 10-episodes. Other old faces appearing next season include John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn, Josh Segarra as Adrian Chase, Byron Mann as Yao Fei Gulong, Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen, Colin Donnell as Tommy Merlyn, and Rila Fukushima as Katana.
As you probably note, a number of those names in the list are no longer alive in the main Arrowverse timeline. However, when we last saw Ollie, he leaves with the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) to prepare for the ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’, so it seems likely the versions of the characters we see will either be in flashback, some sort of time-jumping antics, or from another part of the multiverse.
‘Arrow‘ is set to return for the 8th and final season in October on Sky One (time/date TBC), and October 15, 2019 on The CW in the US.
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