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It feels like recently I’ve been reviewing way too many superhero series. I’ve gone from the dorky style of Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow, to the slightly more serious The Flash. Now it is time to look at Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season, which takes things even more seriously.
In Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is now mayor meaning that his balance between work and being the Arrow is even more complicated. When a new nemesis in the form of Prometheus arrives in Star City, Oliver’s eyes will be opened to who he really is, and what consequences his actions have.
While there is (normally) a light-hearted feel to the other DC shows, Arrow tends to take the darker tone. This is made obvious in this season when we see Oliver not afraid to kill his enemies for what he sees as the greater good. »
- Paul Metcalf
All along, showrunners Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle have been telling us Arrow was seen as a five-year odyssey, intended to be the same amount of time post-Lian Yu, to show how he has grown since being stranded there. Other than that noble notion, the execution has been incredibly uneven season to season.
As the series entered its fifth year, they began the season uncertain if this was going to be its final one so they made certain things got tidied up. The tedious flashbacks had to wrap up the five years before the series’ start and move Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and his friends towards a point where, should it be canceled, viewers were left satisfied.
Somewhere during the production of the final nine episodes, they got a sixth season renewal so shifted the planning to bring things to a climax and a cliffhanger. The messy 23 episodes are »
- Robert Greenberger
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 »
- Amie Cranswick
With The CW’s DC superhero shows set to return this October, four Producer’s Preview videos have arrived online for Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow which gives us a look at whats ahead in the coming seasons; check them out below along with a ‘Super Seasons’ trailer…
Supergirl is an action-adventure drama based on the DC character Kara Zor-El, (Melissa Benoist) Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she »
- Amie Cranswick
Rob Leane Sep 18, 2017
Rick Gonzalez joined the cast of Arrow for season 5, playing new Team Arrow recruit Rene Ramirez, aka Wild Dog. The gun-toting vigilante character grew into a fan favourite over the course of the season, with Rene’s flashback-stuffed origin episode – Spectre Of The Gun – being a vital point in his development.
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Rene’s unlikely friendship/workplace banter with Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) proved to be a real treat too, with the pair bonding over their family issues. At the end of the season, Rene failed to appear at a custody hearing, which is bound to have major repercussions in Arrow season 6.
Arrow Season 5 was a return to form for the long-running DC superhero series on The CW. Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) finally embraced his role as leader, completing a five year transition from murderous vigilante to heroic superhero Green Arrow. A big reason for the show's resurgence last season was the re-establishment of a grounded, gritty, street-level storyline that pitted Queen against Prometheus (Josh Segarra), a fighter of comparable skill who was constantly one step ahead of Team Arrow.
By abandoning the failed magic and mysticism aspects of Seasons 3 and 4, Arrow focused on hard-hitting, often incredibly brutal hand-to-hand fighting last season, which is a hallmark of this show. Seriously, outside of Netflix's Daredevil, is there any better fight choreography on TV? So what can we expect out of Arrow Season 6? We already know that the big bad will be Richard Dragon, an absolutely vicious martial artist with deep roots in the DC comics canon. »
- David Kozlowski
A few weeks ago at the Comic-Con panel for Arrow‘s upcoming sixth season, Marc Guggenheim teased the introduction of DC Comics and Green Arrow villain Richard Dragon. And, as per Deadline, it has now been revealed that Band of Brothers‘ Kirk Acevedo has been cast for a season-long recurring role as Dragon.
Acevedo will come to Star City as Ricardo Diaz, one of Richard Dragon’s many aliases. He is described as “a hardened ex-con recently released from prison for crimes he didn’t commit, Ricardo Diaz is bent on taking over Star City’s criminal underworld. A master in hand to hand combat, honed by years of life on the street, Diaz has yet to meet a foe he can’t take down.”
In the comics, Dragon was actually a hero and often ally of Green Arrow and many other heroes throughout the DC universe, training characters like »
- Ricky Church
Arrow season 6 may see the return of The Huntress.
Part of the fun of any superhero and comic book related content is wondering which characters might make an appearance and which favourites might return after a long time away.
This is no different for the CWs Arrow, and it seems like the character Huntress might just return for season 6, in what would be her first appearance since 2014.
Executive producer Marc Guggenheim, was asked about the possibility of seeing the character return by Cbr, and seemed interested in the idea.
“I want to say, ‘Absolutely.’ Jessica De Gouw [Huntress] has expressed an absolute willingness to come back. Jessica’s a favorite actor of mine, and the Huntress is a favorite character of mine. I want to make it happen in Season 6. We’ve got some plans for the later half of the year that I think she will fit into really well, »
- Samuel Brace
During yesterday’s Arrow panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, The CW released the first trailer for the sixth season of the DC superhero show, while it was also confirmed that David Nykl will be returning to the role of Oliver Queen’s friend-turned-foe Anatoly Knyazev and that Person of Interest and Lost star Michael Emerson has been cast in the show in an unrevealed role – although IMDb has his character listed as Richard Dragon, rumoured to be the main villain in season six. Watch the trailer below…
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 »
- Amie Cranswick
At the close of Season 5 of “Arrow,” there was a huge explosion on the island that left the status of Team Arrow in question. When the gang hit the Comic-Con stage two months later on Saturday, fans got to see an early sneak peek at what our heroes will be up to in the new season.
The panel included stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsay, Emily Bett Rickards, Willa Holland, Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzales, Juliana Harkavy, and Katie Cassidy, as well as executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle.
Mericle opened the panel by talking about the explosion, “The explosion felt like the right way to wrap up Oliver’s story.” Guggenheim added, “Season 5 would end as the end to the last ten years of Oliver’s life. We’re not rebooting the show, we’ll double down on things that resonated with people in Season 5. We will see a different kind of Oliver Queen. We »
- Diane Gordon
Kayti Burt Jul 24, 2017
Oliver’s five-year flashback story on the island may be over, but that doesn’t mean Arrow Season 6 has ditched flashbacks altogether...
The Arrow Season 5 finale marked the end of the flashbacks as we knew them. For many, including Stephen Amell himself, this is a good thing.
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“I’m not sad [they’re over,]” Amell told a group of reporters including Den of Geek Us at this weekend's San Diego Comic Con. “We told the story.”
Amell also stressed that, while flashbacks taking place from Oliver’s point of view between 2008 and 2012 are done, there will still be flashbacks on the show. How frequently? Well, Amell mentioned that, while there are flashbacks in the season 6 premiere, there are no flashbacks for the following few episodes.
What will the flashbacks cover? It sounds like Arrow will use the opportunity to flesh out some of the other characters’ backstories, »
After Arrow season 5 left us on one of the series’ greatest cliffhangers to date, which we’ve never hesitated referring to as a literally “explosive finale,” the question on our minds and those of millions of other viewers is just who survived the blast Prometheus had been responsible for.
Well, we do know that Juliana Harkavy will return as Dinah Drake, not only because she’s been promoted to being a series regular, but also because the first official image of her donning the Black Canary costume was released last week. Likewise, Katie Cassidy and Rick Gonzalez will be counted among the principal cast, as they reprise their roles as Black Siren and Wild Dog, respectively.
So, aside from other reports implying that Felicity Smoak and Quentin Lance are also still among the living, we’re guessing that pretty much everybody made it out alive, except for maybe Oliver Queen’s baby mama. »
- Eric Joseph
Warner Bros. TV has unveiled its Comic-Con 2017 slate, which will feature the first Big Bang Theory cast panel in five years.
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Ahead of Season 11, cast members Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Kevin Sussman will be on hand for a Q&A, following four consecutive years of writers’ room panels. (At this time, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg and Melissa Rauch are not scheduled to appear.)
If you’re current on Arrow, then you’re well aware of how season 5 – the best one the show’s seen in years – quite literally went out with a bang. We say that because Prometheus/Adrian Chase shot himself in the head, thereby triggering a dead man’s switch connected to a myriad of bombs scattered around Lian Yu that were rigged to blow. Thus, we’ll be left in suspense until this fall as to which characters survived aside from Oliver Queen and his son, William.
We can say with confidence though that there are at least three people coming back for certain because each have been confirmed as being series regulars for the coming season: Julian Harkavy, Rick Gonzalez and Katie Cassidy, who play Dinah Drake (the new Black Canary), Wild Dog and Black Siren, respectively.
Thanks to recent comments made by executive producer Wendy Mericle, it looks »
- Eric Joseph
TVLine hits rewind on the TV season’s biggest “What Happens Next?” finales, then invites you to predict the cliffhanger outcomes.
As Arrow Season 5 came to a close, Oliver Queen could only look on in horror
as absolutely everyone he knows and/or loves, aside from son William at his side, ostensibly was lost to the destruction of Lian Yu.
Confronting arch nemesis Adrian Chase on his escape boat, Oliver was presented with an impossible choice: save William by killing his captor (but in doing trigger the »
Seeing as how this past season of Arrow was deemed a return to form by many longtime viewers, it was quite pleasing to see that last night’s finale was one of the best in series history – if not the best. Thanks to it being the final phase in Prometheus’ deadly game along with featuring a slew of guest stars and effectively capping Oliver Queen’s five-year backstory in the flashbacks, it truly felt like everything had come full circle. But one aspect will undoubtedly cause conversation to run rampant from now through October: Death, and lots of it.
By now, we’re all aware that season finales present the most opportune time to kill off characters due to shock value and the reality that every actor’s contract has to expire at some point. With that, it came as no surprise that a few characters got the ax last night, »
- Eric Joseph
Warning: Spoiler alert! Do not proceed if you haven’t watched Arrow’s epic season five finale!
Did Arrow just kill, um, everyone?!
The CW’s Og superhero drama came full circle on Wednesday's season finale, returning Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) -- and literally every other person in his life -- back to Lian Yu, the deadly island in the South China Sea where, five years ago, a shipwrecked playboy emerged as the vigilante that would become the Green Arrow.
Oliver and his motley crew of enemies-turned-allies -- Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law), Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), Digger Harkness (Nick E. Tarabay) and Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) -- traveled to the island in pursuit of the Green Arrow’s actual friends and loved ones, all of whom were being held as pawns in Adrian Chase’s twisted game of vengeance. After a double cross or two, an unexpected sacrifice (Merlyn, in his one »
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- Michael Stevens
The CW has released official series synopses for the upcoming seasons of its returning DC TV shows Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow, although they offer very little in the way of new info, and are mainly just recaps of the stories so far. Still, you can find them below, and click here for the trailer and synopsis for the network’s newest DC addition Black Lightning…
Supergirl is an action-adventure drama based on the DC character Kara Zor-El, (Melissa Benoist) Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up »
- Amie Cranswick
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