It may be hard to believe, but in just a few short months Arrow Season 6 will be debuting for all to see! It seems like Arrow has flooded the news columns lately; with all the character announcements, previews for the remainder of the season, and teases from the cast/producers, one question that has been on the minds of Arrow fans ever since it was picked up for a sixth season is “Where will the show go?”
Season 6 Will Bring a Change of Pace
Here is what Wendy Mericle told ComicBook.com about Arrow Season 6:
“Oliver is moving toward forging a new legacy. He’s put this past and this burden from his family to rest and he’s moving forward to redefine that in season 6. It’s all new, and he’s got this wealth of experience and knowledge to draw from now, and a team to work with.”
This seems like an interesting turn for the show and a well-deserved change of pace from the story of the island and the hardship of being “something else”.
More Room for Other Stories
In addition, as far as how the change may affect the show, Mericle goes on to say:
“Moving into season 6, we’re not calling it a reboot because the show’s still called Arrow and it’s still about Oliver and his team, so that part’s not changing, but we aren’t going to have the flashbacks. It gives us a lot more real estate, a lot more space to hopefully bring in some cool villains and tell some cool character stories — and we have some new characters on the show whose backstories we really haven’t had an opportunity to experience. We saw a little bit of Wild Dog’s, we haven’t seen that much of Dinah’s. If we bring in anybody new or we’d love to have Ragman back at some point as well, we can use the flashback device to tell other people’s kind of islands, if you will. And that part is very exciting.”
As an Arrow fan, this news is very promising and opens up so many more possibilities for Arrow. The show can develop not only Oliver but the new recruits that he has been brought into the fold this season.
Nixing the flashbacks will give so much more time during the season to explore what is going on currently in the lives of our beloved characters on Arrow. The flashbacks could also be used supplementally rather than being an integral part of the show’s DNA.
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