In a recent interview, the showrunner of Arrow teased a more tragic ending for Arrow sidekick, Roy Harper.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Arrow Executive Producer, Beth Schwartz, spoke extensively about the direction that the show was taking. She addressed a darker angle for the show and the reason behind the bizarre flash forward during the seventh season’s premier. One thing worth noting, however, was the direction that Roy Harper would be taking.
During the interview she hinted that they would be taking Roy in a not so happy direction in this latest season:
You’ll see a lot more in episode two that he’s much darker. He’s definitely been burned. There will be a lot of mysteries to reveal throughout the season about what happened to him in that time span. We don’t like the happily ever afters, apparently.
From the sound of things, Roy Harper will have a rough time of things. The character departed the show at the end of the six season of Arrow for parts unknown. Unfortunately for Roy, it sounds like he may not have had the best time in the upcoming episodes.
What do you all make of this? Does Roy deserve whatever horror the Arrow writers and producers will undoubtedly inflict upon him or did he deserve a happy ending? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Arrow continues next week with the episode titled “The Longbow Hunters” and you can read the official episode synopsis below:
FELICITY IS DETERMINED TO FIND DIAZ AT ANY COST – In order to track down Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) from inside prison, Oliver (Stephen Amell) realizes that will require aligning with an old enemy. Meanwhile, in Star City, Felicity’s (Emily Bett Rickards) attempts to root out Diaz are thwarted by Diggle (David Ramsey), whose allegiance to ARGUS now requires him to keep civilians like her on the outs. Realizing that she can no longer rely on her old team or old methods, a clear-eyed Felicity resolves to find a new way to go after Diaz. Laura Belsey directed the episode written by Jill Blankenship & Rebecca Bellotto (#702).
Arrow stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy, Rick Gonzalez and Colton Haynes.
Arrow airs on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET on The CW.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter