As the hit show Arrow celebrates its 100th episode this week, Colton Haynes is grateful to have appeared in 54 of them.
The openly gay actor was a regular on The CW show until last year so he could deal with emotional problems connected to coming out.
‘I am so thankful to have been a part of this show,’ Haynes wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday (30 November).
‘I had no idea I was going to be in the DC world until the incredible (Greg Berlanti) called and asked if I’d come on for three episodes which then turned into multiple seasons of pure joy and more laughs than I can explain.’
Haynes received public support after coming out last spring from the show’s star Stephen Amell and other castmates.
‘This cast has seen me through my best and darkest times and I love them more than I can explain,’ Haynes wrote.
‘I owe so much to the producers/network/cast/writers & crew for letting me be in this family.’
He saved his biggest thanks to the show’s fans: ‘We have the best fans in the world. The reason this show got this far is because of y’all and I’m sending so much love to every single one of you for changing my life.’
Since leaving Arrow as a regular, Haynes has appeared on episodes of Fox’s Scream Queens and on the now canceled comedy The Grinder as Rob Lowe’s son.
The former Teen Wolf star has also filmed roles in the upcoming movies Triumph and Rock That Body.