Arrow's fifth season certainly ended with a bang.
The most recent batch of episodes pitted Oliver Queen's hero against the villainous Prometheus (Stephen Amell's favorite villain to date) for one of the series' most adored showdowns. Going forward following the massive question mark presented in the final moments of the Season 5 finale, the theme of Arrow will be changing.
During a panel at Heroes & Villains FanFest in London over the weekend, Arrow star Amell was asked what the theme of the new season was going to be.
"The theme of Season 5 was legacy," Amell said. "From what I understand, the theme of Season 6 is family."
"Family," is a fitting theme for the next run of the CW series. In the wake of thinking everyone he loves and cares about is now dead, Oliver might just reevaluate his priorities.
“The mayor’s office has gotten really good at covering up all that stuff, but it’s a good question,” Mericle said. “I think we’ll be able to find story ways to skirt past that, but it highlights what’s going to be a central question for season 6, which is, how can he do both? We’ve played with that in the past in different ways before, but I think that the success of what he’s done in the mayor’s office and his ability to have impact is going to raise those stakes to a different level and hopefully create some great stories.”
Arrow recently wrapped is fifth season with a shocking cliffhanger that teased tragic fates for multiple characters. We’ll find out how it will all turn out when the series returns for Season 6 this fall on the CW.
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After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), and his new recruits, street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez) and meta-human Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy).
Oliver has finally solidified and strengthened his crime-fighting team only to have it threatened when unexpected enemies from his past return to Star City, forcing Oliver to rethink his relationship with each member of his “family”.
Based on the characters from DC, ARROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Marc Guggenheim (“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “Eli Stone”), Wendy Mericle (“Desperate Housewives,” “Eli Stone”), Andrew Kreisberg (“The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13”) and Sarah Schechter (“The Flash,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”).