No more magic. A return to the basics. The final year of the flashbacks.
These are all things that The CW has said about the upcoming fifth season of Arrow, the DC Comics based show that kicked off the entire CW DC universe.
The brand new teaser for season five kicks that all off with a look at Ollie working as both Mayor of Star City and as Green Arrow, a memorial for Laurel Lance/Black Canary and a look at the brand new villain Tobias Church, played by The Walking Dead‘s Chad Coleman.
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.
Arrow returns to The CW on October 5.