Paul Blackthorne Will Return As Quentin Lance For Final Season Of ‘Arrow’
The 8th, and final, season of Arrow is shaping up to close the groundbreaking series out with a bang. The Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover is bringing together the entire world of DC TV while characters like Thea Queen and Felicity Smoak are returning as well.
As first reported by TVLine, former series regular Paul Blackthorne will also return for the series swan song. Blackthorne, who played Quentin Lance, exited the series following the conclusion of season 6. The character died during the finale episode while taking a bullet to save his daughter Laurel’s Earth-2 doppelgänger.
The Arrowverse has never kept its characters deceased for long. Blackthorne will join a long list of actors returning following their character’s demise. Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim discussed his excitement about the return of Quentin Lance.
“He’s terrific… a total class act,” Guggenheim said. “When [we] sat down with him to give him the news, he couldn’t have been more gracious about it. I think his performance in the [Season 6] finale is among the best he’s ever given on the show. It is a very beautiful, poignant exit for this character.”
The final season of Arrow is receiving stellar reactions, including from our own Full Circle staff. It has placed focus on bringing the story to a close while highlighting the characters that have made it so special for the last decade.
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Arrow airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.
The series stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Katie Cassidy, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, and Kirk Acevedo.
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