Title hints at big changes to come this season on ‘Arrow’

With production underway for over a week now, filming is now taking place on the second episode of Arrow Season 5. Executive producer Marc Guggenheim revealed the episode’s title and other details on Twitter this morning.

The title of the episode is ‘The Recruits,’ written by Speed Weed & Beth Schwartz. Stunt choreographer James Bamford is directing both this episode and the season premiere. Filming is slated to run from today, July 15, through July 27.

Arrow star Stephen Amell is slated to appear on a panel for the show at San Diego Comic-Con on July 23, so presumably production will take a break for that day or the entire weekend.

In a Facebook live video last month, Amell suggested the first two episodes would be filmed simultaneously, with Bamford directing both. It’s not clear if Amell misspoke, if plans changed, or if production has technically been in effect for both episodes this entire time.

The episode’s title, ‘The Recruits,’ likely refers to the new batch of vigilantes announced to be joining the show this year. Rick Gonzalez will be playing Wild Dog, Josh Segarra is new district attorney Adrian Chase, AKA Vigilante, and Madison McLaughlin returns as Evelyn Sharp, now taking on the identity of Artemis. And with Echo Kellum promoted to series regular as Curtis Holt, Mr. Terrific could also be joining the ranks of Team Arrow.

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Could Oliver’s new duties as Star City’s mayor be preventing him from patrolling the streets? Between Ollie’s busy schedule and the loss of Diggle and Thea, Team Arrow could certainly use a few new recruits.

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