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‘Arrow’: Stephen Amell talks filming Oliver’s ‘Fatherly’ Side

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Arrow  returns for its sixth season. Not only are we biting at the bit to find out who survived that season finale, but we are looking forward to see the direction in which Oliver’s life is about to take. One thing that we know for sure is that Oliver is going to have a much larger part in William’s life, and it is going to be quite interesting to see how Oliver takes to the fatherly role.

Regardless of whether or not William’s mother (Samantha) survives, evidence from both the panels and trailer indicate that we are going to be seeing a very William-heavy presence this upcoming season.

Taking on a role as a father figure to William is just one of the many character changes to Oliver since the show started, and series star Stephen Amell told ComicBook.com during an interview at SDCC that he’s enjoying every single minute of it:

“My first day on the show this year was four scenes with Jack, who plays William, and I was f—ing nervous. I had never done a scene with him before, and reading episode 601, I’m like, ‘Oh God, in my mind this entire episode hinges on us having good onscreen chemistry.’ And Jack was not only equal to the task, but excelled. So Oliver being a dad has certainly been my most fun thing to play.”

We are definitely looking forward to seeing how this change is going to be affecting Oliver in this upcoming season.

Arrow will return on October 12th, 2017.

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Julia Valenti
Julia recently published her first novel, titled; Anomic. She has a B.A in Communications with concentrations in Professional Writing and Public Relations. She is also in the United States Army Reserves as a Military Police Officer, and is currently in the process of going back to school for her Masters Degree. Some of her hobbies include fangirling, writing, cosplaying with her groups 'Emerald Archers' and 'DC Cosplayers East', hiking and training her German Shepherd, Soot. You can frequently find her at conventions cosplaying as Black Canary or as Hawkgirl with her boyfriend, who does Hawkman and Bane. :)