During the Television Critics Association press tour, Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim discussed the possibility of seeing the supporting characters of the show move to Grant Gustin’s The Flash or other DCTV projects.
This fall, Arrow will conclude with a 10-episode run after airing for eight seasons and launching a franchise of DCTV universe shows that includes Grant Gustin’s The Flash. While fans are bracing themselves to see Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen potentially die in the Crisis on Infinite Earths event, a fate that was teased after the Green Arrow made a deal to save Grant Gustin’s The Flash and Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl in last year’s crossover, the future of the supporting Arrow characters is less certain.
With the DCTV universe still going strong with four additional shows even after Arrow comes to an end, including Grant Gustin’s The Flash, fans have suggested seeing certain characters move over to a new series in the future. Now, Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim has stated that while conversations on this matter have taken place, nothing is set in stone:
“We’re always talking about it. Like, those conversations are always being had. There is nothing that, you know, has gone so far down the road that we’ve, you know — I wouldn’t certainly not going to announce it here. But all the showrunners talk, and stuff like that comes up all the time.”
Guggenheim noted that the showrunners of Grant Gustin’s The Flash and other DCTV shows are currently focused on launching their respective new seasons before discussing the future of the Arrow supporting characters:
“Right now, honestly, like, I think, you know, as far as Beth and the other showrunners of the shows, everyone is focused on launching their seasons, getting their season premieres finished, getting ready for the crossover.” Guggenheim added. “Everything sort of post-Arrow‘s life, you know, we’re going to have those conversations, but further down the road.”
What do you think? Would you like to see the supporting Arrow characters join Grant Gustin’s The Flash or another DCTV show after the series concludes? Sound-off your thoughts in the comments!
Arrow begins its final season on October 15, 2019, with returning stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, Colton Haynes, Kirk Acevedo, Sea Shimooka, and Katie Cassidy Rodgers. Full details on the sixth season of Grant Gustin’s The Flash are under wraps, though Heroes alum Sendhil Ramamurthy has joined the cast at DC Comics villain Bloodwork.
The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon / Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Joe West, Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton, and Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man
The Flash season six premieres on October 8, 2019, on The CW. Stay tuned for the latest news on the future of the Arrowverse.