The early days of Arrow Season 4 saw enough Green Lantern teases to get fan hopes up, but will Season 5 do the same? The latest addition features a surprising personal connection to Hal Jordan, as Carly Pope joins Season 5 as a Coast City reporter.

TVInsider broke word that the erstwhile Popular star has signed onto Season 5 in the recurring role of Susan Williams, a Coast City journalist headed to Star City “looking to make a name for herself” by targeting Oliver Queen for a big story. In the comics at least, Williams is noted as the wife of Jim Jordan, Hal Jordan’s brother, but we could just as easily see a single Susan providing some of that famous Olicity tension.


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You shouldn’t start polishing any rings just yet, however, as Season 4 mercilessly teased Oliver’s arrival in Coast City (even featuring what appeared to be Hal Jordan), before swerving into a different story altogether. Major DC heroes are usually off the table, and it’s at least possible things might have changed in the wake of Supergirl adding an actual Superman, but keep in mind that Arrow intends to keep Season 5 a little more grounded than in recent years.

In addition to The Wire star Chad Coleman taking the role of new baddie Tobias Church, wayward vigilantism appears to be a major theme for Arrow Season 5, following the return of Madison McLaughlin as a new Artemis, as well additions of Rick Gonzalez’s Wild Dog, and Josh Segarra’s “Vigilante.”

Elsewhere of Season 5, we know Stephen Amell has also downplayed the likelihood of The Flash’s time-turning twist affecting any Arrow chronology, also teasing both a new suit and “vicious” premiere one-take. We’ll also have Echo Kellum elevated to series regular as Curtis Holt, and Colton Haynes reportedly returning as Roy Harper for a number of episodes.

We’ll likely hear more of Arrow Season 5 on the road to Comic-Con 2016, but what other surprises should we expect?


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