Is Oliver still hitting the target?
SEASON 5 US BROADCAST The CW from 5 October UK BROADCAST Sky 1 from late October, TBC
returning SHOW! This is an
important year for Arrow, the show that kicked off DC’s massively successful tV universe. the series was originally envisioned with a five-season arc, and that means that we’ll see Oliver Queen’s flashbacks catching up with the events of season one. “this year, in a lot of ways, is like the end of a chapter,” star Stephen Amell tells SFX. “it’s not the end of the show, but the show was conceived and pitched as a five-year journey, through the flashbacks to the present day. there’s a real sense of urgency right now with the flashbacks, and we feel like, ‘Okay, we have to get from point A to point B, and Oliver has to accomplish all of these things.’ i feel like the flashbacks will be a big bonus to the show this year.”
Season five begins with team Arrow in disarray, looking for new recruits while Oliver gets used to being the new mayor of Star City. “Felicity wants a new home, because Oliver is out there on his own and as a result is being a shit mayor because he doesn’t have any time,” Amell explains. “Oliver wants the old team to come back. He wants John to come back, he wants thea to come back. the first couple of episodes are really wrestling with the idea of whether they are going to come back. And we go from there.”
Like Legends Of Tomorrow, Arrow will also be affected by the timeline-fiddling events over on The Flash. “i don’t know if Flashpoint affects Barry and Oliver’s relationship,” Amell teases, “but it definitely affects our universe and our show in ways that i think people will be pretty blown away by.”