‘Arrow’ Creators Admit Arrowverse Was Not A Part Of Original Plan

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Arrow creators Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim admitted that the Arrowverse was not a part of their original plan.

The success of Arrow‘s first season allowed for the introduction of  Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen in the show’s second season in a backdoor pilot. The Flash series was later launched in the following year and the Arrowverse was born. The Flash would then be followed by DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Batwoman, and other DC shows on The CW. The many DC heroes introduced in the Arrowverse also prompted for crossovers that first started with Flash vs. Arrow in 2014.

With Arrow coming to an end after its eighth season, the biggest Arrowverse crossover yet is coming next week. Entertainment Weekly recently previewed the upcoming crossover and spoke with the Arrowverse gatekeepers who both started with Arrow. Greg Berlanti, who has become the man behind everything DCTV at this point, admits that the Arrowverse was something that happened naturally:

“A lot of people like to think we did. Each step was a surprise.”

Marc Guggenheim went onto add:

“If I had to pick one word, I’d say ‘unbelievable. The truth is [the unexpected expansion] really speaks to my whole philosophy about building a universe. The best way to do that is to do one good show. That one is really hard. Then if you succeed, do a second really good show.”

What is your favorite Arrowverse series? Comment below!

Arrow continues this week with “Purgatory,” here is the episode’s synopsis:

“Oliver’s mission takes him to Lian Yu, where he tries to ignore the repercussions of the looming crisis until he receives help from an old friend; a united Team Arrow faces a recognizable villain.”

Arrow stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, Katherine McNamara, Ben Lewis, Joseph David-Jones, LaMonica Garrett, and Katie Cassidy.

Arrow season 8 airs on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. Crisis on Infinite Earths begins Sunday, December 8th!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.