Fans of The CW’s Arrow know that season six ended with Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) coming clean to Star City that he is the Green Arrow. He did so to make sure his friends would remain safe, and as season seven begins he’ll be behind bars serving time at Slabside Maximum Security Prison.
During the show’s 2018 San Diego Comic Con panel it was revealed Team Arrow will be squaring off against new enemies in his absence. The Longbow Hunters will be threatening Star City after being recruited by Ricardo Diaz (Kirk Acevedo). Diaz is going to use the assassins to get his revenge on Team Arrow for disrupting his criminal activities last season.
The official announcement of the Longbow Hunters as part of the storyline for season seven included brief descriptions of the three new characters:
- Red Dart (Holly Elissa – Whistler), a ruthless and precise killer
- Kodiak (Michael Jonsson – Van Helsing), a beast of a man with brute force
- Silencer (Miranda Edwards – The Magicians, Orphan Black), a master of stealth
While the gang is handling criminals on the streets, Oliver will be forced to deal with some of the people he was responsible for putting in prison. Michael Jai White (Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger), Cody Runnels (Derek Sampson), and Vinnie Jones (Danny “Brick” Brickwell) will be showing up to give Oliver a rough time during his stint in prison.
Arrow season seven will premiere on October 15, 2018 at 8pm ET/PT. The cast includes David Ramsey as John Diggle, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance, Colton Haynes as Roy Harper, Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt, and Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez.
The comic book-inspired series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Beth Schwartz and Sarah Schechter. It’s produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.