After being gone for five years, during which he suffered unimaginable ordeals, billionaire Oliver Queen returned home to Starling City with a mysterious agenda and a set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime in this hard-hitting action series. Reinventing the DC Entertainment character for a modern-day audience, the Arrow is not a super hero ... but a hero -- every bit as formidable as the criminals he's hunting. Determined to right his city's wrongs and sworn to bring justice to those who have corrupted it, Oliver Queen, a.k.a. THE ARROW (Stephen Amell), -- with the help of his iron-fisted right hand, John Diggle (David Ramsey), the tech-savvy Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) and the newest member of the team, Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) -- narrowly defeats the vengeful Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett), his onetime ally and mentor on the island of Lian Yu. But like all wars, there are casualties. Sacrificing herself for her children, Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson) falls at the hand of Deathstroke, sending Oliver's sister, Thea Queen (Willa Holland), into self-imposed exile with her biological father, Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman). Now, to honor his fallen friends and family and protect the people he loves, Oliver must rededicate himself to his cause -- to become a beacon of hope for those most in need, and a weapon of justice against those who prey upon them. He is THE ARROW. ARROW stars Stephen Amell (HUNG) as Oliver Queen, Katie Cassidy (GOSSIP GIRL) as Laurel Lance, Colin Donnell (PAN AM) as Tommy Merlyn, David Ramsey (DEXTER) as John Diggle, Willa Holland (GOSSIP GIRL) as Thea Queen, Susanna Thompson (COLD CASE) as Moira Queen, and Paul Blackthorne (THE RIVER) as Detective Quentin Lance.