After suffering a massive defeat at the end of Season One, Oliver started Season Two determined to fight his battles without causing bloodshed. But this new credo was challenged when his sworn enemy, Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett), returned to Starling City bent on destroying Oliver’s life. Though Slade succeeded in hurting Oliver, killing his mother and driving his sister Thea to her biological father, Malcolm Merlyn (new series star Barrowman), Oliver ultimately defeated Slade aka Deathstroke and saved Starling City from Slade’s brutal army.
In the aftermath of this victory, Season Three opens with Arrow now a hero to the citizens of Starling City. Crime is down, people feel safer, and Captain Lance even calls off the Anti-Vigilante Task Force. Basking in his success, Oliver believes he can finally have a private life and asks Felicity out on a date. But the second Oliver takes his eye off the ball, a deadly villain reappears in Starling, forcing Oliver to realize that he can never solely be Oliver Queen – not as long as the city needs The Arrow.
He must fight the ills of society and restore Starling City to its former glory in this hard-hitting action series from executive producers Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern, The Flash), Marc Guggenheim (Eli Stone, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Andrew Kreisberg (Warehouse 13, The Vampire Diaries) and Sarah Schechter (The Flash, The Mysteries of Laura, Pan). Starring Stephen Amell (Private Practice, Hung), Katie Cassidy (Melrose Place, Gossip Girl), David Ramsey (Dexter, Blue Bloods), Willa Holland (Gossip Girl, The O.C.), Emily Bett Rickards (Flicka: Country Pride), Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf, The Gates), with John Barrowman (Dr. Who, Scandal, Zero Dark Thirty) and Paul Blackthorne (The River, The Gates), ARROW season 3 releases on DVD & Blu-ray on September 23rd.
Based on characters published by DC Comics, ARROW is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter. The series is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.