While Arrow will be coming to an end later this year with a shortened eighth season, now comes word on a new series regular for the show’s final offering.
As first reported by Deadline, Joseph David-Jones has been promoted to a series regular for the series’ last season. In Arrow’s now-concluded seventh season, David-Jones had the recurring role of Connor Hawke in the future-set moments of the show; that role being one he actually debuted as back during an episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow when the gang took a trip to a future Star City.
In Arrow, it was revealed that Connor Hawke is actually the son of Bronze Tiger. Somehow, yet to be revealed, Connor will end up being adopted by John and Lyla Diggle. Likewise, the fast-forward elements of Arrow saw it revealed that John and Lyla’s biological son, John Jr., grows up to become the leader of the nefarious Deathstroke Gang.
Of course, comic book fans will be aware that the Connor Hawke seen in the comics is the son of Oliver Queen. In fact, he even goes on to become his own incarnation of the Green Arrow. In that Legends episode, audiences were indeed treated to Connor donning the hood and arrow, but we'll have to see if that's something that gets furthered in Season 8 of Arrow.
Knowing that Joseph David-Jones will be a series regular next year, well that certainly suggests that we’ll be getting plenty more future-set action in the Emerald Archer-centric series.
Expect more on Arrow’s final season as we get it.