Arrow's season finale ended things on a fairly explosive note - so much so that fans might not have realized a major revelation that occurred in its final moments. While Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was standing off against Adrian Chase/Prometheus (Josh Segarra), Oliver's son William was exposed to his father's Green Arrow identity.
According to Amell, the changes this will cause in Oliver and William's relationship will bleed over into Arrow's sixth season. While speaking at a recent panel at Portland's Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, Amell revealed that fans will see more of the father/son dynamic in the upcoming season.
"I'm excited that not only are they going to learn about having the father/son relationship, I think we're going to explore that in Season 6, but [William] also knows that Oliver is the Green Arrow. So there's a lot of interesting layers and dynamics."
Amell also hinted that the increased bond with William will have a very personal effect on Oliver.
"I'm just excited to have to teach him a lesson. As a father, Oliver will definitely try to be better than what he's been as a person... So hopefully he can be a good example for William."
Fans will have to wait and see Oliver be a good example when Arrow's newest season debuts on a new night on Thursday, October 12th, at 9/8c on The CW.
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”).
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