Written By: Alisha Weinberger
CW may be hitting the mark with Season 5.
The CW has premiered a trailer in anticipation of the fifth season of Arrow airing next week. The series, focused around vigilante archer and marksman Oliver Queen, known to many as The Green Arrow, kickstarted DC’s television universe. But now Arrow will receive an extended line up of its own with the introduction of a new super team.
The series has recently come under fire for some shaky writing and questionable story arcs. The general consensus is that season one has been the best so far. However, it appears this newest trailer suggest a return to its original thematic roots.
The trailer features Queen assembling a new team of street heroes. The masked trio includes Artemis, (Madison McLaughlin), Wild Dog (Rick Gonzalez), and Curtis’ ascension to vigilante status.
With the new team, there’s a new threat to match. Former Walking Dead star Chad Coleman will be playing the villainous Tobias Church. Alongside Queen, his new team, and foe will be Viligante (Josh Segarra), Ragman (Joe Dinicol), Human Target (Wil Traval), and Dolph Lundgren as one of the big Russian bads.
Arrow returns on October 5th at 8 p.m.