Colton Haynes has signed on to the CW’s Arrow series. The MTV Teen Wolf star will play Roy Harper, aka ‘Speedy,’ Arrow’s longtime sidekick.
“We were big fans of Colton from Teen Wolf and we are thrilled he’s joining Arrow,” executive producer Greg Berlanti told TV Guide yesterday.
The CW describes Harper as “a handsome, street-savvy, teenager from ‘the Glades,’ the harsh, poverty-stricken portion of Starling City.”
It is also expected that Harper will serve as a romantic interest for Willa Holland’s Thea Queen. (We’re presuming there will be some passing along of nicknames, as ‘Speedy’ is currently Thea’s nickname on the show.)
Haynes is slated to make his first appearance in the February 20 episode, ‘Dodger.’