'Arrow' Promotes Emily Bett Rickards To Series Regular, New Promo Teases Oliver And Laurel Hook-Up (VIDEO)

02/12/2013 05:54 pm ET
  • Laura Prudom Associate Television Editor, The Huffington Post

It's a good week to be an "Arrow" fan. Following the news that the show was given an early renewal for Season 2 by The CW (along with "Supernatural" and "The Vampire Diaries"), ETonline confirms that Emily Bett Rickards (who plays fan-favorite Felicity Smoak) has been promoted to series regular status for next year.

As if that wasn't enough, The CW has released an action-packed preview of its February episodes, featuring new footage that should leave any "Arrow" fan's bowstring quivering. In the below video, catch a glimpse of Oliver Queen's comic book sidekick Roy Harper (Colton Haynes), watch Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) putting our hero through his paces on the island, and get a tantalizing look at Oliver in bed with Laurel (Katie Cassidy) in what we're guessing is a flashback -- but who can tell?

"Arrow" airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.

What are you looking forward to most in "Arrow's" upcoming episodes? Weigh in below!

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