While us Arrow fans are anxiously (and excitedly) awaiting for Season 6 to air in October, it would seem as though the Producers of the hit CW TV Series are already thinking about the big number 7.
While previewing season six with the Television Critics Association after a panel for Legends, producer Marc Guggenheim, who also co-created and produces Arrow, said the Arrow writers already have ideas for season seven:
“We’ve already started talking about ooh, we have a shape for season seven already. This is the earliest we’ve ever had an idea for a season that far ahead, but it’s come out of our conversations about season six.”
Unfortunately for us, all good things eventually come to an end. It breaks my heart to even think about the words ‘series finale’ when it comes to the show, but when that time comes, the EPs also have a plan for that. Marc Guggenheim would not require long-term planning to deliver the ending he and co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg have planned:
“I think we’ve always had an endpoint in mind. We’ve always known how we want to end the show. That end point doesn’t require X number of seasons. If we had to, we could work towards it as long as we knew with enough leeway, we could work towards the moment we’ve been talking about since day one.”
The explosive season five finale of Arrow ended, as expected, on a cliffhanger. Lian Yu, the island on which Oliver Queen was stranded for five years and trained to become the Green Arrow, blew up in an explosion cause by Prometheus. Season six will pick up from where we left of, leaving us with some survivors:
“Certainly the whole idea behind the cliffhanger is that there are consequences to the explosions on the island that affect Oliver and affect the surviving members of his team. Spoiler alert, we didn’t kill off everyone except for Oliver and one person. He still will have a team. The question is what is the composition of that team and how are they all affected by the trauma of what happened at the end of last year. For us, it’s more than a binary thing of who lives and who dies. There are consequences that we’re also playing around with as a result.”
Arrow moves to Thursdays this fall, returning October 12 at 9PM on The CW.
Source: Slash Film