Entertainment Weekly reports that Arrow co-executive producer Beth Schwartz has been promoted to executive producer and showrunner for the seventh season of the series.
After joining Arrow as a writer’s assistant for season 1 and later being promoted to co-executive producer for season 6, Beth Schwartz has now been named executive producer and showrunner for the seventh season. Marc Guggenheim will move to an executive consultant role after serving as co-showrunner for the sixth season 6 alongside Wendy Mericle, who will be leaving the series.
Greg Berlanti made the following statement on Beth Schwartz’s new role:
“We are all so incredibly thrilled to announce Beth Schwartz as the new showrunner of Arrow. She has been a source of some of the show’s most exciting and memorable moments from the beginning. Beth is a true leader and a captivating storyteller, and we all can’t wait for the audience to see what she and her team dream up as they take Arrow into its next big chapter.”
Marc Guggenheim’s new role as an executive consultant will extend to DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, where executive producer Phil Klemmer will serve as the sole showrunner for season 4.
Arrow continues this week with the episode titled “The Dragon” and you can read the official synopsis below:
DIAZ SETS HIS SIGHTS ON THE QUADRANT – Looking to expand his empire, Diaz (guest star Kirk Acevedo) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) meet with The Quadrant, a coalition of mafia families who run national organized crime. Meanwhile, after Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) recent decision, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Curtis (Echo Kellum) double their efforts on building Helix Dynamics. Gordon Verheul directed the episode written by Spiro Skentzos & Elizabeth Kim (#619). Original airdate 4/19/2018.
Arrow airs on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. ET on The CW.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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