The Arrowcave is about to get very crowded.
The first trailer for the upcoming fifth season of Arrow debuted at Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend, and it sets up some major changes for the show.
With the dissolution of Oliver’s vigilante squad during last May’s season finale, the hero in green is apparently branching out and creating a brand-new team of vigilantes. So who’s lucky enough to join Team Arrow 2.0?
Evelyn Sharp (Madison McLaughlin), who memorably assumed the identity of Black Canary in last season’s episode “Canary Cry,” returns to the series as she transitions into the masked archer Artemis. Evelyn won’t be the only familiar face. Felicity’s tech-savvy BFF Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), who dabbled in vigilante justice for most of season four, is also being added to the inner circle.
Sharp and Holt will be joined by brash hero in training Wild Dog (Rick Gonzalez), who says in the trailer that he’s there to “work with the guy who killed Damien Darhk.”
While the trailer focuses on introducing Star City’s newest heroes, the teaser ends by introducing the upcoming season’s big bad: Prometheus.
“I need you to promise me something. Your instinct has always been to go it alone. Ollie, you can’t.”
The fifth season of Arrow premieres Wednesday, October 5 on The CW.