As we count down the hours leading up to the season premiere of the sixth season of Arrow, some new details have been revealed that will no doubt have fans further deducing just who exactly did (and didn’t) survive the previous season’s explosive finale along with what lies ahead for Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell).
In an interview with E! News, Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim spilled some details for what fans can expect from the show in the upcoming season, including Oliver getting in touch with his paternal side:
“I don’t want to comment whether [William’s] mother survives, but I can say that whether or not Samantha is alive or dead, Oliver is going to be a bigger part of William’s life in season six. The performances of William and Oliver are spectacular, and also because it’s something you haven’t seen on the show before, and I think when you get into the sixth season of a show, we as writers are always looking for ways of keeping the show the show you know, but at the same time doing things you’ve never seen before, and certainly seeing Oliver with his son and being a father, instead of being a brother, instead of being a son as we’ve seen him before. It’s different, and I think it’s very resonant.”
Guggenheim also goes more into depth in regards to Oliver’s character growth and how despite the hardship that’s ahead for him, Oliver will have to overcome it and continue progressing forward:
“Oliver’s life is never going to be sunshine and roses because that doesn’t make for good television and certainly not in keeping with this particular show, but you had a friend who just kept making the same mistakes over and over again and never moved on and never evolved and never got their s–t together, you’d probably stop being friends with that person. So the way I like to describe it is like if Oliver did a lot of really good work in therapy. Just because you did a lot of good work in therapy doesn’t mean that life isn’t going to throw you a lot of curveballs. It doesn’t mean that everything’s going to go your way, but it does hopefully mean that when bad things happen, you approach those bad things in a different way than you would have prior to the therapy.”
However, there are some things that Guggenheim must remain tight-lipped towards and that includes just who exactly actor Michael Emerson will be portraying in season six:
“Michael’s a delight to work with,” was all Guggenheim would really say about the Lost and Person of Interest star’s role. “He’s fit into the cast beautifully as we knew he would. But yeah I think in a world where it’s hard to keep secrets, we’re trying to keep this character, in particular, a bit of a mystery.”
The executive producer also took to Twitter earlier today to further tease the fate of the Emerald Archer’s team members following Prometheus’s explosion that ravaged the island of Lian Yu via a new piece of concept art. Guggenheim details how the show’s premiere will jump forward six months, which will no doubt throw Arrow’s audience a curveball in who won’t be getting off the island alive.
Included in the concept art is a look at the team’s costumes being kept in glass cases in what is presumably in the confines of the Arrowcave. The duds of Spartan, Black Canary, Arrow, Mr. Terrifc, Wild Dog and Black Siren can all be seen on display yet it remains to be seen who’s costume will remain encased as a permanent memorial. You can check out the post below.
— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) October 12, 2017
Who do you think will bite the dust on Team Arrow? Sound off in the comments below and don’t miss out tonight’s season premiere!
The series stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen (Green Arrow), Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance (Black Siren), David Ramsey as John Diggle (Spartan), Willa Holland as Thea Queen (Speedy), Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak (Overwatch), Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt (Mr. Terrific), Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez (Wild Dog), Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake (Black Canary), and Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance. Here’s the official synopsis for tonight’s premiere entitled “The Aftermath”:
THE AFTERMATH — Oliver (Stephen Amell) deals with the fallout of the explosion on the island. James Bamford directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle (#601).
Arrow Season 6 premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
10 Heroes Who Should Get Their Own CW Arrowverse Shows
This past week marked the season finales for the core DC CW shows from the Arrowverse. Legends of Tomorrow ended a little bit earlier than Supergirl, The Flash, and Arrow did, but all of the finales were great. They each successfully concluded the seasons and helped set things in motion for their upcoming seasons of the show. Supergirl teased a potential new villain, while The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow left us off with cliffhangers that will hopefully be resolved early next year.
While each of the DC CW shows were good, this season of Arrow was great! We here at Heroic Hollywood even gave an argument that this season of Arrow was better than this season of The Flash, due to how great this season for Oliver and the other Star City vigilantes were this year. Not only did the show deliver a compelling storyline, great choreographed action, and probably one of the best villains the CW produced (Prometheus), it also marked the return of Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (arguably the second best villain of Arrow), who has been missing since season two. His return at the end of “Missing” made fans excited for his return. Recently actor Manu Bennett has been campaigning for a Deathstroke spin-off within the Arrowverse. The sometimes good, sometimes bad guy was a great presence earlier in Arrow and the character was one of the highlights of the past seasons. It would be interesting to see his backstory if possible, as well as what happens after he helped Oliver and Team Arrow on Lian Yu.
With that said, there are still plenty of characters who could get their own show within the DC universe. The DC CW universe started with Arrow and has quickly spun off into a wide range of shows, each able to stand on their own, each interconnected as well. Because of this, they have created their own coherent cinematic universe. The CW has been very successful with their DC shows as well. They have almost run out of days of the week to have their shows on, and with such a high volume of characters to work with, there’s a great deal of DC characters who could get their own spin-off shows. Next fall we will see Black Lightning (although it’s stated not to be a part of the Arrowverse… yet), so the sky’s the limit for what they can do. Here are a few ideas for spin-offs for the Arrowverse.
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