The CW’s ‘Arrow’ Drops Details on Season 7 Villains the Longbow Hunters

San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Oliver Queen will face enemies old and new in upcoming season of The CW’s superhero series

Last Updated: July 21, 2018 @ 5:04 PM

Doesn’t sound like Season 7 will be quite so lucky for the titular hero of The CW’s “Arrow.”

In addition to facing off against old foes, the newly imprisoned Green Arrow/Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) will also be forced to contend with The Longbow Hunters, described as “a legendary group of assassins recruited by Ricardo Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) to enact his revenge on Oliver and the team after they took down his burgeoning criminal empire in Season 6.

The trio of new baddies include Red Dart (pictured), who’ll be played by “Whistler” alum Holly Elissa and is described as “a ruthless and precise killer”; Kodiak (Michael Jonsson of “Van Helsing”), a “beast of a man with brute force”; and Silencer (played by Miranda Edwards of “The Magicians” and “Orphan Black”), who’s “a master of stealth.”

In addition to the new villains, Queen will face a number of his former enemies while locked away in Slabside Maximum Security Prison, including Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White), Derek Sampson (Cody Runnels) and Danny “Brick” Brickwell (Vinnie Jones).

It was also announced at Comic-Con on Saturday that The CW’s “Supergirl” has added three new members to its cast, including transgender activist Nicole Maines, who will play Dreamer.

According to the release, Maines will play Nia Nal, the newest addition to the CatCo reporting team. “A soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others, Nia’s journey this season means fulfilling her destiny as the superhero Dreamer (much like Kara came into her own as Supergirl,” the release reads.

The new season of “Arrow” will premiere on The CW on Monday, October 15, at 8 p.m.

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