Arrow season six concluded with Oliver Queen turning himself into the FBI in exchange for their help in bringing down Ricardo Diaz. While the cunning villain managed to evade capture, Oliver Queen was still imprisoned for his crimes as Green Arrow and Stephen Amell offered fans a preview of what to expect when the series return during an interview with Newsarama.
Stephen Amell commented on how Oliver’s isolation in prison offered new and interesting acting challenges:
“The prison stuff, it’s really gritty. And we beat Oliver down. There’s one episode where I spend the entire episode in one room. That’s it, and it was just two straight days of super, super interesting and intense stuff that I don’t think we’ve really done on the show. We’ve never taken a character and isolated him and examined him psychologically the way we have this year with Oliver … So that sort of examination has been a really interesting exercise for me.”
While Oliver Queen will come face to face with some foes he helped incarcerate, Amell revealed that not everyone will be an enemy to the Emerald Archer:
“Stanley and Oliver have a relationship where, when he first gets in there, he seeks out Oliver for help and for protection,” Amell previewed. “And there’s a very, very interesting scene, where Brick and his whole crew use Stanley as leverage against Oliver. And especially in the first episode, it really illustrates how far Oliver’s fallen, and how he’s had to cope with being in prison.”
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There has been no shortage of close calls for Oliver Queen when it comes to protecting his Super Hero identity, but in the season six finale, he was finally backed into a corner and forced to reveal himself to the world as the Green Arrow. Now, Oliver will come face-to-face with many of the criminals he placed behind bars, as he makes a new home for himself at Slabside Maximum Security Prison. Oliver will find himself vulnerable in a way unlike ever before when a mysterious new enemy begins to unravel his work as Green Arrow, challenging him to redeem his name or risk losing everything.
Arrow stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy, Rick Gonzalez and Colton Haynes.
Arrow season 7 premieres on October 15 at 8:00 p.m. on The CW.