John Barrowman Made A Series Regular On ARROW; Official Description For Season 3 Released


barrowmanArrow season 2 came to an explosive end last night, but there’s no time to rest as work on season 3 is already well underway. Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and company are left in a rather interesting place at the end of the episode, so the sooner we get to see what happens next the better. A rather interesting description for the upcoming season was released as The CW revealed info on their new shows and returning favorites during their upfronts presentation. Along with the juicy new description comes the news that John Barrowman has been made a series regular.

Following last night’s finale, The CW has released an official description for the now highly-anticipated third season. It promises larger roles for both The Canary and Roy Harper (who finally put on a mask and picked up a bow). It also teases what could be an interesting development for Thea as well:

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. He returned home to Starling City, bent on righting the wrongs of his family and fighting injustice. To do this, he creates the persona of the Arrow and allies himself with former military man John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), street brawler Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) and international assassin Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), while keeping his secret from those closest to him including his sister Thea (Willa Holland), who has allied herself with his most deadly enemy. Rivalries and allegiances will shift as Oliver faces his most difficult challenge yet. Based on characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Entertainment, ARROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Green Lantern,” “Brothers & Sisters”), Marc Guggenheim (“Eli Stone,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Warehouse 13,” “The Vampire Diaries”) and Sarah Schechter.

That “most deadly enemyThea is said to align herself with is none other than her father, Malcolm Merlyn, the Dark Archer. Actor John Barrowman was largely a shadowy background figure for the majority of season 2, but it appears he will have a much larger role moving forward. Amell took to his Twitter page to announce that the fan-favorite actor has been brought on as a series regular. Season 3 is going to be going some interesting places, so we’ll just have to wait as patiently as we can to see where everyone will be after the epic battle with Slade. What do you think about the season 3 update?

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