Beth Schwartz, showrunner of The CW’s hit DC Comics series Arrow starring Stephen Amell reveals that the final season premiere will harken back to the pilot.
While speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Schwartz revealed that the entire final season of Stephen Amell’s Arrow will not only have elements that reflect back to the show’s first season, but the first episode will be specifically nostalgic to the very first episode:
“This season is definitely a reflection of all the previous seasons. The premiere is very nostalgic of the pilot and of season one, visiting those sets, like Queen mansion, that we all love and we all have [people] we’ve tried to bring back a few times — those characters that were really there from the very beginning and helped to create this series and what made it so successful.”
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that Arrow season 8 would be exploring elements of the first season. Stephen Amell teased that the classic Green Arrow suit from the first season could make an appearance.
Given that this is the last season of Arrow, it makes sense that Schwartz and the rest of the writers plan on harkening back to the first season and pilot to bring the story full circle. By being nostalgic of the pilot, this allows the writers and Stephen Amell to pay tribute to the first season while also rewarding longtime fans for their commitment to the series after all these years.
What elements of the Arrow pilot do you hope to see in the eighth and final season premiere? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding Arrow, Stephen Amell and the future of the Arrowverse!
Here is the official synopsis for the final season of Arrow:
“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, Oliver successfully saved his city with the help of his team including former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), former protégé Roy Harper (Colton Haynes), street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez), metahuman Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum) and Earth-2 Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy). In the wake of discovering what his future holds, Oliver will find himself pit against his most challenging battle yet, one that will leave the multiverse hanging in the balance. In Arrow’s final season, Oliver Queen is forced to confront the reality of what it means to be a hero.”
Arrow stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, Kirk Acevedo, Sea Shimooka, and Katie Cassidy Rodgers.
Arrow season 8 premieres on October 15, 2019, on The CW.
Source: ET Online
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.