“Arrow” star Stephen Amell will strap on the green leather one last time, the actor reprising his role of Oliver Queen for a guest spot on the upcoming final season of “The Flash” on The CW.
Amell kickstarted the Arrow-verse shows on the network with his series, which makes it fitting he’s there for the end. The actor played his role of Oliver Queen across eight seasons of “Arrow” and has guested several times on “The Flash” before as part of the network’s annual crossover events.
He joins other returning cast members for the new season, including former co-star David Ramsey as John Diggle, Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West/Kid Flash, Javicia Leslie as Ryan Wilder/Batwoman, Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer, and Sendhil Ramamurthy as Dr. Ramsey Rosso/Bloodwork.
Amell will guest star in the season’s ninth episode, the same one that Ramamurthy will return in, which suggests it will be a major event episode. In a statement, “The Flash” showrunner Eric Wallace says:
“As soon as our final season was announced, we knew we wanted Stephen to come back and reprise his iconic role as Oliver Queen. After all, it was Oliver who originally launched Barry Allen on his heroic path. That’s why everyone on Team Flash felt so strongly that it was important to create a full-circle moment with Oliver’s return in the final season of The Flash.”
How Oliver returns isn’t clear, considering that the character died twice during the ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ crossover episodes. Wallace teased the episode as ‘epic-yet-emotional’ and a real ‘thank you’ to everyone who has watched not just “The Flash” but all the Arrow-verse series.
Amell currently appears on Starz’s “Heels”. “The Flash” kicks off its ninth season run on February 8th.
Source: TV Line