Arrow Season 5 trailer heads to Russia

There’s more Prometheus & Dolph Lundgren in Arrow’s new trailer

Well, when they said they were getting back to basics for Arrow Season 5 they weren’t kidding.

Jumping straight into the action, this new trailer sees us seemingly revert back to the old Arrow – you know, the one who had no qualms about actually killing people. But in the face of new foes like Tobias Church (The Walking Dead’s Chad L Coleman), he’ll need new allies – which he gets in the form of a revamped team, comprising the returning Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), imposter Black Canary Evelyn Sharp (Madison McLaughlin) and Rene ‘Wild Dog’ Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez).

Other than that, there’s plenty in store, such as a first look at Dolph Lundgren’s Korvar, and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) kissing someone that isn’t Oliver (boo). Plus, we get another close-up of new villain Prometheus, telling Tobias Church in no uncertain terms to leave the Green Arrow for him. Tasty

Anyways, you can read the synopsis for the first episode of Arrow Season 5, and watch the trailer below:

After Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) death and the departures of both Diggle (David Ramsey) and Thea (Willa Holland) from Team Arrow, Oliver (Stephen Amell) takes to the streets solo to protect Star City’s citizens as the Green Arrow. With Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) guiding him from the bunker, Oliver is forced to deal with a city that has become overrun with both criminals and a slew of new (and painfully inexperienced) vigilantes. Watching Oliver try to balance his jobs as both the mayor and also the protector of Star City, Felicity suggests he form a new team, but Oliver resists. However, when a deadly new criminal, Tobias Church (guest star Chad L. Coleman), enters the picture, Oliver realizes the best thing for the city might be a new team of superheroes. Meanwhile, the flashbacks take us to Russia where Oliver faces off against the Bratva.

James Bamford directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti and a teleplay by Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle.

Arrow: Season 5 will air on Sky1 in October 2016. You can download The 25 Greatest DC Comics Ever digital edition from now. For all the latest TV news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.