The highly anticipated, villain-stacked return of The CW's Arrow is almost upon us, with the Season 3 premiere The Calm debuting October 8. To get fans even more excited, the network has released a new poster which brings the cast together. Stephen Amell leads the pack as Oliver Queen, archer and protector or Starling City. Also returning for another year's worth of episodes are Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak and Colton Haynes as Roy Harper in his Arsenal armor.

<strong><em>Arrow</em></strong> Season 3 poster

In the aftermath of his victory, Season 3 opens with Arrow now a hero to the citizens of Starling. 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 be Oliver Queen - not as long as the city needs The Arrow.

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