THE EMERALD ARCHER
After calling it quits last year, the Green Arrow again picks up his bow…
Are things finally looking up for Oliver?
Everyone dies in the first five minutes of the season premiere [laughs]. Ever since Slade Wilson walked into the Queen mansion, Oliver has been up against it and back. It was important that we went through that to get to where we are now. But going back there for the same reasons wouldn’t be interesting. So whether or not there are dire circumstances in our show, Oliver, if he has to deal with them, is going to deal with them in a different way.
How does Oliver’s life change?
Well, he can’t be the Arrow. So if he’s going to be a crimefighter/hero, he’ll have to be something different. One of the things we lost by the midway point of season two and all of season three was the public persona of Oliver Queen. On the public persona side, people that are fans of the comics and the canon are going to be extremely excited with what we are doing in season four.
How big will this season get?
I’ve read three episodes so far, and all of them seem bigger than our finale last year. But there’s a nice little element of magic, mysticism this year, that will also tie into Oliver’s flashback story. Joseph McCabe