When “Arrow” returns for its eighth and final season this fall, it will be without series regular Colton Haynes.
“Arrow” showrunner Beth Schwartz confirms that Haynes — who plays Roy Harper/Arsenal in the DC Comics series — won’t be a series regular for the 10-episode swan song.
“We hope to have him back,” showrunner Beth Schwartz told Green Arrow TV during the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles.
“We love him and he’s obviously one of the foundations of the show,” added Schwartz.
Haynes first appeared on “Arrow” during its first season, and became a series regular in Season 2.
Following the news that Haynes will be absent from the final season of “Arrow”, the actor is coming forward claiming his exit was not his choice.
“Getting a lot of angry messages, so just to clarify…I didn’t exit the last season of ‘Arrow’,” he tweeted on Thursday. “I was not asked to come back for the final season as a series regular.”
He added, “But y’all know Roy… he’s never gone for too long.”
The eighth and final season of “Arrow” premieres on Tuesday, Oct. 15.