This weekend, Arrow star Stephen Amell appeared onstage at the Heroes & Villains FanFest event in New Jersey. Amell took part in an audience Q&A where he teased a few new details regarding Season 6.
A Happy Oliver
First of all, we’re going to see a very different Oliver this year doing something he very rarely does: smile.
“It’s nice as an actor to not be a stick in the mud all the time.”
“It’s a strange thing. Oliver actually this season is a very contented individual,” says Amell. “At least so far. Methinks that will probably change, based on just 120some episodes of history. But I’ve seen three episodes and he’s smiling a lot more….. It’s nice as an actor to not be a stick in the mud all the time.”
Another new development for Season 6 is that show is becoming much more of an ensemble series. It would appear the “Arrow” title is beginning to refer less to Green Arrow himself and more to Team Arrow.
“If you follow me on social media, you might have noticed that I’ve had a little more time off than I normally do. That’s just kind of where the story is this year [and] I’ve really enjoyed it,” says Amell.
Of course, Season 5 ended with nearly every single supporting cast member in peril due to the explosion on Lian Yu, so it’s hard to know who else will be carrying the show besides Oliver. (Dinah Drake, Slade Wilson, and Black Siren are the only confirmed survivors).
Oliver will get a few new toys this season, as well, with Amell revealing that “you will see a new Arrow suit this year” and Ollie will have a new trick arrow during the four-show crossover event.
“My Name is Oliver Queen…”
Perhaps the most interesting tease from Amell was in regard to the show’s infamous opening narration. Normally, Amell obliges fans to the new version of the voiceover before the new season begins.
“I would get in so much trouble.”
This year, however, Amell stressed that he couldn’t “for a very specific reason. Because me doing the [new Season 6] intro is probably the biggest spoiler that I could possibly drop about the show.”
“I would get in so much trouble,” says Amell. (Let the speculation begin!)
Amell reiterated that Season 6 is “a new chapter” for Arrow, saying, “In the early part of the season we undertake a storyline and we stick to it. [But] that’s all about to change starting Monday!”
Don’t forget: Arrow moves to a new night this season, beginning Thursday, October 12 at 9/8c following Supernatural on The CW.
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