The fifth season of Arrow ended with nobody quite sure what the status of the team was -- Oliver had saved his son, William, but in so doing he opened the door for Prometheus to set off a battery of bombs on Lian Yu, putting at risk everyone left behind.
That included all of Team Arrow, plus William's mother Samantha Clayton, and all of the episode's villains except for Prometheus (who committed suicide). After scattering Team Arrow at the end of season 4 and rebuilding it immediately at the start of 5, some fans have wondered who might be added to the team if some of the existing heroes don't make it home.
"Regardless of what the size of the team is, post-season 5, we are not looking right now to add additional people to it," executive producer Marc Guggenheim told ComicBook.com at Comic Con last week.
So far, we know that Black Siren (Katie Cassidy) will rejoin the show as a series regular, along with current Team Arrow members Wild Dog (Rick Gonzalez) and Black Canary (Juliana Harkavy). Speculation as to who might die has centered on Samantha Clayton (Anna Hopkins) and Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), who did not appear in the Arrow season 6 teaser at Comic Con and who also didn't make it to the panel or press appearances last week.
Neither of those characters are costumed superheroes who would require a "Team Arrow" replacement, though.
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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