Arrow's Stephen Amell on How Being a Dad Changes Oliver
When Arrow picks up its sixth season in October, all signs point to Oliver Queen playing a much larger role in the life of his son, William Clayton, than he previously has.
Being an active father figure to William represents one of the most fundamental changes to Oliver's character since the show started, and series star Stephen Amell told ComicBook.com during an interview at Comic Con that he's enjoying every minute of it.
"My first day on the show this year was four scenes with Jack, who plays William, and I was f—ing nervous," Amell said. "I had never done a scene with him before, and reading episode 601, I'm like, 'Oh God, in my mind this entire episode hinges on us having good onscreen chemistry.' And Jack was not only equal to the task, but excelled. So Oliver being a dad has certainly been my most fun thing to play."
Oliver's responsibilities as a dad will be explored in the upcoming sixth season of Arrow, which starts in October.
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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