The group also receives support from Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) who works at the police department.
During the first five seasons of the shows, characters from Oliver's past appear in a separate story arc based on Oliver's flashbacks, which highlight parallels from Oliver's history that shape events in the main story.
The main cast featured in a promotional image for the second season.
He struggles to find a balance between his quest and reconnecting with his family (his sister Thea Queen and mother Moira Queen) and friends (best friend Tommy Merlyn and ex-girlfriend Laurel Lance).
In flashbacks set five years earlier, Oliver, Robert, and Sara Lance are aboard the Queen's Gambit when bad weather causes it to sink. Oliver and his father escape on a life raft but Robert shoots himself to increase Oliver's chances of survival, asking Oliver to "right his wrongs".
The series premiered on October 10, 2012 in the United States on The CW television network, and is currently in its sixth season.
Arrow follows the story of billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell).
Oliver eventually lands the raft on an island called Lian Yu.