With fans already eagerly counting down the days to the return of The CW's "Arrow," the network whets viewers' appetites a little more with the release of more than two dozen photos from the second season premiere. The episode, titled "City of Heroes," features a who's who of the show's cast, including Stephen Amell, Summer Glau, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Celina Jade, Manu Bennett and more.
FROM VIGILANTE TO HERO — Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) travel to Lian Yu in search of Oliver (Stephen Amell) who left Starling City after The Undertaking. Convinced to return home, Oliver finds that things are in worse shape than he thought – Isabel Rochev (guest star Summer Glau) is preparing a hostile takeover of Queen Consolidated, Thea (Willa Holland) refuses to visit Moira (Susanna Thompson) in jail, Roy (Colton Haynes) is trying to fill the void left by the Arrow’s absence, and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) is working with the District Attorney’s office to take down the vigilante. Meanwhile, flashbacks to the island show Slade (Manu Bennett), Shado (guest star Celina Jade) and Oliver in a desperate situation. John Behring directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim (#201)
"Arrow" returns Oct. 9 on The CW.