ARROW Casts The Longbow Hunters, Sets Returning Villains for Season 7


A lot of new season seven details are announced at Arrow's San Diego Comic-Con panel this year. In addition to the trailer, The CW confirmed that new and returning villains are coming to the show.

As teased in the season six finale, the Longbow Hunters are coming to Arrow next year. The group, a trio of deadly assassins, are recruited by Ricardo Diaz to exact vengeance on Oliver and his team. The lineup here consists of Red Dart, Kodiak, and Silencer.

In addition, Oliver will be facing old villains while in prison. These include Danny "Brick" Brickwell, Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger, and Derek Sampson. All three villains have appeared off and on throughout Arrow's first five seasons. Bronze Tiger hasn't been seen since season two, and he was even killed off in a tie-in comic. I guess that comic is no longer canon now.

For more details, including the actors behind the Longbow Hunters, check out the press release below (courtesy of GreenArrowTV). Stay tuned for more as we have it.

In the shocking season six finale of Arrow, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) not only reveals himself to Star City as The Green Arrow, but he’s also arrested and sent to prison. Cast and producers of The CW/Warner Bros. Television’s hit DC series elaborated on what’s in store for Oliver at Slabside Maximum Security Prison during Arrow’s 2018 Comic-Con panel on Saturday, July 21.

Now that Oliver’s behind bars, he will come face to face with many of his former enemies, including Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White), Derek Sampson (Cody Runnels) and Danny “Brick” Brickwell (Vinnie Jones). With all three held in Slabside, Oliver will be forced to confront these and other villains he locked up while wearing the hood.

In addition, Team Arrow will come up against The Longbow Hunters, a legendary group of assassins recruited by Ricardo Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) to enact his revenge on Oliver and the team after they took down his burgeoning criminal empire in season six. A trio of villains more lethal than any the team has faced, The Longbow Hunters include:
  • Red Dart (Holly Elissa – Whistler), a ruthless and precise killer
  • Kodiak (Michael Jonsson – Van Helsing), a beast of a man with brute force
  • and Silencer (Miranda Edwards – The Magicians, Orphan Black), a master of stealth
Arrow returns for its seventh season on October 15 in its new Monday 8/7c time period on The CW. Based on the DC characters, the series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Beth Schwartz and Sarah Schechter. Arrow is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

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