Year One is a TV special. It aired on October 2, 2013. It featured highlights from the first season and a special preview of the second season.
This one-hour special gives fans a chance to catch up on the incredible events that led billionaire Oliver Queen to secretly create the persona of Arrow. Five years after being lost at sea, Oliver returns to Starling City to carry out his father's dying wish: take down the corrupt elite who have failed his city. The special follows Oliver as he delivers vigilante justice and discovers that the real threat to his city is far greater than he ever imagined. An exclusive first look at season two is included. The special also stars Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Manu Bennett, Susanna Thompson and Paul Blackthorne.