‘Arrow’ EP Teases How Season 5 Finale Cliffhanger Sets Up Season 6

ArrowThe Season 5 finale of CW’s Green Arrow series Arrow ended on the biggest cliffhanger that the show has ever given its viewers last month. Adrian Chase a.k.a. Prometheus gave the Emerald Archer one last surprise by killing himself which in turn made the island Lian Yu blow up with all of Oliver Queen’s team members trapped there.

The finale ended with Oliver and his son William witnessing the island blowing up, leaving viewers not knowing who survived and who didn’t. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Arrow executive producer and showrunner Marc Guggenheim chatted about how the cliffhanger will set things up for Season 6 which starts in October.

While the online world has been trying to speculate who survived the explosion based on characters that are and aren’t series regulars, Guggenheim stressed that a contractual status doesn’t guarantee a character’s survival.

“I will say this, in the interest of the whole series regular of it all, I know everyone is trying to determine who survives, who dies, what is the result of the cliffhanger based upon people’s contractual status. I’d say that is not necessarily a good idea. An example that I’d like to point to is, that was true say in The Walking Dead which, you know, they kind of had a season finale similar where you had a group of characters all of whom were series regulars in a dire situation at the end of their season. Just because they were series regulars did not mean that everyone came out of that cliffhanger alive.”

Even though death is a huge consequence in itself; Guggenheim teased that there can be other consequences than just death. While he wouldn’t go into further length on what that could be, Guggenheim is definitely making it clear that this event will be a big game changer for all of the characters.

“A lot of the discussion that we’ve had and a lot of the discussion we’ve seen online is very binary — people either live or they’ll die. There are other consequences that can come out of what happened at the end of [episode] 523. While everyone is focused on one thing, you know us on Arrow, we may be doing something else.”

“After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), and his new recruits, street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez) and meta-human Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy). Oliver has finally solidified and strengthened his crime-fighting team only to have it threatened when unexpected enemies from his past return to Star City, forcing Oliver to rethink his relationship with each member of his “family”

Arrow Season 6 premieres on Thursday, October 12 at 9/8c on The CW. The complete fifth season will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD on September 19.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018

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Comic Book TVThe current TV season is pretty much done as several comic book and superhero TV shows have concluded their respective seasons. All the comic book shows that aired this year will be back for the new TV season with The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, iZombie, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, with ABC bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back for another season and FOX giving Gotham and Lucifer another go.

FX is also bringing back their new comic book TV hit series with Legion while AMC is bringing back The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead for new seasons, along with their new Vertigo hit Preacher. While the comic book TV landscape is already epic in scope, it’s only going to get bigger next year. The 2017-2018 television season is going to be one of the biggest seasons of all time for comic book adaptations for both DC and Marvel.

To make it a bit easier to keep up with what is coming out next season, we have put together a perfect guide of what new comic book shows are coming to the silver screen. The shows that we have listed are those that have officially been picked up to series and been guaranteed a slot for the 2017-2018 TV season, for both broadcast television, cable and streaming services.

Several of these new comic book shows, while picked up to series, are still in the process of casting their leads as well as getting official premiere dates set. Hit the NEXT button below and let’s go through all the new exciting comic book and superhero television shows that are coming from DC and Marvel.

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Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • Darthmanwe

    So no one dies, but I think someone is definitely losing a limb, and maybe an amnesia too?

    Or maybe this is becoming a little too telenovella-ish.