We’re less than a week away from Arrow’s return, and The CW has dropped a new trailer that shows off everything from the new team to Oliver’s mysterious time in Russia. Let’s dig in.
We get to see Oliver dealing with the loss of Laurel last season (and possibly putting murder back on the table, uh-oh) as he decides he’ll need some new backup if he wants to keep cleaning up the streets. We get a great training scene that introduces some of the new heroes, a mysterious new archer wreaking havoc, plus plenty of flashback shots of Oliver’s time in Russia joining the Bratva.
Considering how inconsequential the flashbacks have become, this looks like it could be a really fun arc to bring them to a close (since this is Season 5, and they were designed to cover Oliver’s five missing years).
As TV Line notes, there are a lot of fresh faces. The new series will introduce legendary action star Dolph Lundgren (as a Russian flackback villain), Josh Segarra (D.A. Adrian Chase, aka Vigilante), Rick Gonzalez (Wild Dog), Tyler Ritter (Detective Malone), Joe Dinicol (Ragman), Carly Pope (Coast City reporter), Chad L. Coleman (as a new villain looking to fill the power void) and former WWE star Cody Rhodes (in an undisclosed role, though he’s enjoyed a very public “feud” with Stephen Amell).
Arrow returns Oct. 5 on The CW.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think: