It’s a brand new world when Arrow begins its upcoming third season. Oliver and Felicity will be going on a date (albeit one that’s rather awkward), Quentin Lance will be getting a promotion, Thea will be learning some nifty new fighting skills after connecting with Malcolm, and Diggle is preparing to become a father.
The season 3 premiere is appropriately titled “The Calm”, but everyone knows that’s what comes before “The Storm”, so it wouldn’t be unexpected if Oliver’s calm new life doesn’t last. And we know it doesn’t, because a terrible villain — Ra’s al Ghul — will be coming to Starling City and he’s unlike anyone Oliver has ever faced before (watch a preview from Comic-Con).
Despite the impending doom that’s sure to some with Ra’s al Ghul’s arrival, there are some bright spots for Team Arrow, including Laurel’s integration into the team after learning about Oliver’s secret identity last season and the return of Sara as the Canary.
Browse through premiere photos above and watch a new preview below for season 3 of Arrow, premiering on Wednesday, October 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.