Arrow Season 5 Synopsis Teases New Heroes & Struggles for Oliver

When we last left Arrow, Oliver Queen had defeated the mystical Damien Darhk after a season wrought with emotional turmoil on multiple fronts.

So what lies in store for the Emerald Archer and friends in season five?

The CW unveiled a new synopsis for Arrow‘s fifth season, which teases the new-look Team Arrow now that only Oliver and Felicity remain. But it doesn’t sound like things will remain that way for long as new heroes are set to compromise a new-look Team Arrow.

Also, Oliver finds himself fighting on two different fronts for the future of Star City: as the Green Arrow and as Star City’s new mayor.

Read the synopsis below:

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. Oliver returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs of his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), former police captain Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) and brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum). Newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy, Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity – but they’re no longer the only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.

Arrow season 5 premieres Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 8/7c on The CW.

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