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“Arrow” Season 5 Synopsis Teases ‘a Deadly New Adversary’ & New Heroes

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“Arrow” Season 5 Synopsis Teases ‘a Deadly New Adversary’ & New Heroes

In “Arrow” Season 5, Oliver Queen will officially be Mayor of Star City, but that doesn’t mean he won’t need a little help from his friends. According to the official season description, the Green Arrow will face “a deadly new adversary,” but he won’t have his usual crew to back him up. Instead, he’ll have a host of new heroes, but their “painful inexperience” may make them more of a hindrance than a help.

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. Oliver returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs of his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), former police captain Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) and brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum). Newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy, Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity – but they’re no longer the only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.

Based on the characters from DC, ARROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Marc Guggenheim (“Eli Stone,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Wendy Mericle (“Desperate Housewives,” “Eli Stone”) and Sarah Schechter (“Supergirl,” “Blindspot”).

Starring Stephen Amell, Emily Bett-Rickards and David Ramsey, “Arrow” will return to The CW on Wednesday, October 5 at 8 pm EST.

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