Arrow’s Roy Harper is Teen Wolf’s Colton Haynes

Teen Wolf’s Colton Haynes joins the cast of Arrow as original Speedy Roy Harper

Colton Haynes as Jackson in MTV’s Teen Wolf

Teen Wolf star Colton Haynes has been cast in The CW’s Arrow, according to TV Guide he plays Roy Harper, a “handsome, street-savvy teenager from the Glades, the harsh, poverty-stricken portion of Starling City” who falls for Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell)’s little sister, Thea ‘Speedy’ Queen (Mia Holland).

“We were big fans of Colton from Teen Wolf, and we are thrilled he’s joining Arrow,” said the series’ executive producer Greg Berlanti.

Interestingly, Roy Harper in the comics is the original Speedy, later Arsenal and Red Arrow, a sidekick, turned junkie and then superhero in his own right, he currently appears in DC Comics’ Red Hood & The Outlaws. With much of this role taken up by Thea, including the foreshadowing toward her future role as a vigilante or sidekick, what does this mean for Roy Harper?

Arrow will return to Sky 1 HD in early 2013. See Colton Haynes in action, pick up Teen Wolf Season 1 on DVD for £16.49 from Amazon.co.uk.