Arrow ended season 5 with a bang - more like a big bang - as Adrian Chase/Prometheus blew up all of Lian Yu island with Team Arrow still on it - and Oliver Queen looking on helplessly as his friends may/may not die.
That cliffhanger has sparked all kinds of fan speculation about where Arrow season 6 is headed with its story, starting with the ramifications and fallout of the Lian Yu explosion (see below).
According to Stephen Amell (at 3:00 mark), Arrow season 6 will build off of the momentum season 5 generated up until its very last scene. However, that doesn't mean the season story arc will be rushed.
As Amell Explains
"Feels like We hit the ground running. It feels like from the Season 5 momentum - feels like when we start with 601...nothing has made my jaw drop in the first three scripts that I've read; but concurrently, they're really tight, and they're really moving the story forward. And I feel like we're using the license that we've earned over five seasons to play it slow with some stories."
Some Arrow fans will be nervous to hear that, as it could suggest either a well-done slow-burn execution of storyline, or a meandering one; Arrow has fallen into both formats, in the past.
Meanwhile, while season 6 is taking its time to unfold, some fans will surely remember that this new season is, in some ways, still finishing off the story arc form season 5, which took its sweet time to unfold, as well. Case in point:
- Arrow Cast Sings Happy Birthday To Emily Bett Rickards At Comic-Con Panel
- Arrow Season 6 Trailer Released
- Arrow: David Nykl to Return, Michael Emerson Joins the Cast
- SDCC17 Arrow: Live Blog
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”).