We have very exciting news to report today as Willa Holland is officially returning for the final season of Arrow! Willa played Olivers Sister ‘Speedy’ on the first 5 seasons of the show. Check out more on this below and let us know if you are excited to see her return as Arrow has its grand finale AFTER THE JUMP! Arrow returns on October 8th at 8pm Central on The CW.
The character that Arrow fans most hoped would put in an appearance during the final season — Oliver’s sister, played by former series regular Willa Holland — will indeed be seen again, TVLine has learned. But wait, there’s more: Holland is confirmed to not just guest-star but recur during the CW series’ 10-episode farewell run.
“We are thrilled to have Willa back in our final season,” says showrunner Beth Schwartz.
An original cast member, Holland began dialing back her Arrow appearance in Season 5 (to 14 of 23 episodes), before parting ways with the series in the 16th episode of Season 6. As that exit storyline went, Thea, with longtime love Roy Harper in tow, left Star City to trot the globe and shut down some recently unearthed Lazarus Pits.