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Arrow: The Complete Seventh Season Blu-ray Review

Whenever I take on the task of reviewing Arrow either at the start of a new season or months after it whenever the requisite home video release drops, I often wonder if I’ll run out of things to say. After all, this show’s about to head into its eighth and final season, and I’m about to reflect on the seventh. Fortunately, the producers aren’t keen to rest on their laurels, and are willing to take a few risks even late in the game.

When it comes to those risks, though, I think it may be subjective as to which viewers enjoyed them most. If for any reason the past year of broadcasting proved divisive, I can certainly understand why, because the Arrow we received was very different from that of years prior.

For those not up to speed, it’s important to remember that season 6 ended
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Fans Are Conflicted About Whether They Want An Arrow 2040 Spinoff

The adventures of Oliver Queen are soon to end as Arrow reaches its eighth and final season this fall. However, whether by accident or design, season 7 of the show came up with a way for the Green Arrow corner of the Arrowverse to be continued following the Emerald Archer’s exit. Flash-forwards were introduced in the season, exploring the next generation of heroes protecting Star City in the year 2040.

Fans have gotten very hungry for a spinoff featuring Katherine McNamara’s Mia Smoak Aka Blackstar, daughter of Oliver and Felicity, ever since season 7 wrapped up. But could it actually happen? Well, the good news is that it’s definitely being discussed behind the scenes. However, it doesn’t look like it’s a particularly high priority at present, what with the network developing a new Arrowverse property for the 2020/21 season.

So, how are fans taking this news? Well, there are conflicting responses online.
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Colton Haynes wasn’t asked back as series regular for Arrow’s final season

Having returned to the main cast of Arrow for its seventh season, Roy Harper actor Colton Haynes has revealed on Twitter that he wasn’t asked back as a series regular for the DC show’s upcoming eighth and final season.

“Getting a lot of angry messages so just to clarify…I didn’t exit the last season of Arrow,” said Haynes. “I was not asked to come back for the final season as a series regular. But y’all know Roy…he’s never gone for too long.”

See Also: Rila Fukushima’s Katana returning in Arrow’s final season

While Haynes appears to suggest that Roy will factor into the season in some capacity, his involvement is yet to be confirmed although executive production Beth Schwartz previously told GreenArrowTV that: “We hope to have him back. We love him and he’s obviously one of the foundations of the show.
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Fall TV Preview: The Biggest Cast Shake-Ups (Updated)

With fall season about to get underway, it's time to take a look at some of the biggest casting changes. 

Some shows are losing multiple stars, while others are gaining a handful. 

Related: 73 Couples We'll Go to Hell Shipping

We've rounded up the biggest news below 

Be sure to bookmark the page as we will continue to update it as news breaks. 

1. Arrow - Emily Bett Rickards is Out Emily Bett Rickards announced earlier this year that she was bowing out of Arrow ahead of its final season. 2. Arrow - Katherine McNamara Has Been Promoted There will be a lot more Mia Smoak during Arrow's eighth and final season. Kat McNamara has been promoted to series regular. 3. Arrow - Ben Lewis Has Been Promoted Ben Lewis, who plays the adult iteration of William Clayton-Queen will also be a series regular. 4. Arrow - Joseph David-Jones Has Been Promoted There will
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Rila Fukushima’s Katana returning in Arrow’s final season

As revealed by GreenArrowTV, The Wolverine actress Rila Fukushima is set to reprise the role of Tatsu Yamashiro, a.k.a. Katana, in the upcoming eighth and final season of The CW’s Arrow.

Fukushima first made her debut in the DC series back in its third season, and was last seen in the season four episode ‘Unchained’. She will be back as Katana in the second episode of season eight, which is titled ‘Welcome to Hong Kong’, as revealed by Oliver Queen himself, actor Stephen Amell.

See Also: The CW planning to launch new Arrowverse series in 2020

Featuring in the season eight cast of Arrow are Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez, Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance, Joseph David-Jones as Connor Hawke, Katherine McNamara as Mia Smoak, Ben Lewis as William Clayton and Charlie Barnett as John Diggle,
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‘Arrow’ Bumps Colton Haynes As Series Regular, With His Status Unclear For Final Season

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‘Arrow’ Bumps Colton Haynes As Series Regular, With His Status Unclear For Final Season
Arrow actor Colton Haynes, who plays Roy Harper on the series, said today via Twitter that he was not asked back as a series regular for Arrow’s eighth and final season.

“Getting a lot of angry messages so just to clarify…I didn’t exit the last season of Arrow,” he tweeted. “I was not asked to come back for the final season as a series regular. But y’all know Roy…he’s never gone for too long.”

What that means as far as his appearance schedule on the final season of the show is unclear. Series Ep Beth Schwartz told GreenArrowTV.com that “We hope to have him back,” adding, “We love him and he’s obviously one of the foundations of the show.” However, she did not outline any particular path.

Haynes returned to being a series regular for the seventh season of Arrow last year,
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Colton Haynes Exits Arrow Ahead of Final Season — Is Roy's Story Over?

Could it be that Arrow will wrap its eight-season run without putting a bow on Roy Harper’s past or future stories?

For the CW series’ 10-episode farewell run, Colton Haynes is not continuing as a series regular, the status he enjoyed in Season 7 when he reprised his role as Roy aka Arsenal. But “we hope to have him back,” showrunner Beth Schwartz told Green Arrow TV while making the rounds at the TCA press tour.

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Arrow 2040 Spinoff Is Still A Possibility, Says The CW

Arrow season 8 will be the show’s last, but thanks to the ever-growing DC shared universe it’s created on The CW, fans are holding out hope that this isn’t it for the Emerald Archer’s corner of the Arrowverse. In fact, the series recently set up the perfect spinoff – continuing the adventures of Oliver Queen’s kids, Mia (Katherine McNamara) and William (Ben Lewis), in Star City 2040, as seen in the flash-forwards.

Fans have frequently called for such a show to happen, but The CW hasn’t responded to the speculation…until now, that is. At the TCAs this past weekend, the network’s president Mark Pedowitz was asked about the potential for an “Arrow Beyond” type spinoff. Interestingly, he didn’t rule out the idea, but admitted that discussions hadn’t really come down either way on the concept just yet. So, it sounds like it’s a possibility,
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Fall TV Preview: The Biggest Cast Shake-Ups

With fall season about to get underway, it's time to take a look at some of the biggest casting changes. 

Some shows are losing multiple stars, while others are gaining a handful. 

Related: 73 Couples We'll Go to Hell Shipping

We've rounded up the biggest news below 

Be sure to bookmark the page as we will continue to update it as news breaks. 

1. Arrow - Emily Bett Rickards is Out Emily Bett Rickards announced earlier this year that she was bowing out of Arrow ahead of its final season. 2. Arrow - Katherine McNamara Has Been Promoted There will be a lot more Mia Smoak during Arrow's eighth and final season. Kat McNamara has been promoted to series regular. 3. Arrow - Ben Lewis Has Been Promoted Ben Lewis, who plays the adult iteration of William Clayton-Queen will also be a series regular. 4. Arrow - Joseph David-Jones Has Been Promoted There will
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Arrow’s final season gets a Comic-Con sizzle reel

As Arrow preps for its final season, fans got a look at the upcoming season during the show’s panel at the San Diego Comic-Con with the release of a season eight sizzle reel, which we have for you below…

The final season will have a much shorter episode count as it will only last for 8 episodes, culminating in the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover with the other Arrowverse shows on The CW.

There will be a couple big changes for fans as the final season begins. Longtime cast member Emily Bett Rickards left the show prior to the start of Season 8’s production and will not appear as Felicity Smoak. It was also announced recently Katherine McNamara, who had a recurring role in Season 7 as Oliver Queen and Felicty’s daughter Mia Smoak in the flashforwards, has been upped to a series regular for the final season, as has Ben Lewis,
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Arrow Season 8: Charlie Barnett Cast as JJ Diggle

Delia Harrington Mike Cecchini Jul 21, 2019

Arrow has cast Charlie Barnett as the adult version of JJ, Diggle and Lyla's Flashpoint-born son

While it might feel like Arrow is getting ready to say goodbye with its final, 10-episode season starting this fall, there’s still time to say hello to at least one new face. At Comic Con, Arrow’s producers announced that we’re finally going to see JJ, John Diggle’s (David Ramsey) son, in Arrow’s flash-forwards, played by Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll, Tales of the City).

So far, we’ve only met JJ (short for John Jr.) in the present tense where he’s a baby. JJ is a living artifact of the Flashpoint storyline. In the original timeline, Diggle and Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson) had a daughter they named Sara, after Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) who was – at the time – deceased. Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin
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Arrow Final Season Trailer Recaps Those Oliver Has Loved and Lost, Teases Returns (From the Dead?)

Arrow Final Season Trailer Recaps Those Oliver Has Loved and Lost, Teases Returns (From the Dead?)
The first teaser video for Arrow‘s final season emotionally revisits all those whom Oliver Queen has loved… and lost… over the years, before teases the familiar faces he will encounter while fulfilling his commitment to the Monitor.

In the Season 7 finale, The Monitor (played by Lamonica Garrett) came to collect on the deal Oliver made during “Elseworlds.” In a flashback to that conversation, the Monitor promised Oliver “the means to save” Barry and Kara from their fatal fates. But in trade, Oliver must do “whatever the multiverse requires to survive the crisis that is looming. When it is time.
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Arrow Season 8: Chicago Fire Vet Charlie Barnett Cast as [Spoiler]

Arrow‘s flash-forward family is expanding: Charlie Barnett (Chicago Fire) has joined the CW drama’s eighth and final season in the series-regular role of John Diggle, Jr., aka J.J., it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday.

The adult version of John Diggle and Lyla Michaels’ biological son has thus far only been mentioned in the 2040 Star City timeline, where he is the leader of the Deathstroke gang. He and his adopted brother Connor Hawke, who is an agent of Knightwatch, have a fractured relationship that will pit them against each other.

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‘Arrow’: Charlie Barnett Joins Final Season As John Diggle Jr. – Comic-Con

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We’ll be meeting John Diggle’s other son in the eighth and final season of the CW’s Arrow.

Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll) is set as a new series regular in the role of John Diggle, Jr. Known as J.J., John Diggle, Jr. is the Flashpoint-born son of John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla Michaels (Audrey Marie Anderson). We meet J.J. in the future as the leader of the Deathstroke Gang, where he faces off against Mia and his adopted brother, Connor. Fans first learned of John Diggle’s other son following last season’s introduction of next-gen vigilantes Mia Smoak and Connor Hawke.

The new casting was announced during Arrow‘s panel today at Comic-Con in San Diego, where cast and producers elaborated on what’s in store for the future in the CW/Wbtv’s hit DC series’ final season

Barnett joins previously announced new series regulars Katherine McNamara,
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‘Russian Doll’ Star Charlie Barnett Joins ‘Arrow’ Season 8 as John Diggle’s Other Son, John Diggle Jr

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‘Russian Doll’ Star Charlie Barnett Joins ‘Arrow’ Season 8 as John Diggle’s Other Son, John Diggle Jr
“Russian Doll” star Charlie Barnett has joined the final season of “Arrow” as John Diggle, Jr. — the other son of John Diggle.

The CW superhero series announced Barnett’s casting during the show’s farewell Comic-Con panel on Saturday, giving this description for the character, who joins following last season’s introduction of next-gen vigilantes Mia Smoak (Katherine McNamara) and Connor Hawke (Joseph David-Jones):

Diggle, Jr. — known as J.J. — is the Flashpoint-born son of John Diggle (played by David Ramsey) and Lyla Michaels (played by Audrey Marie Anderson). We meet J.J. in the future as the leader of the Deathstroke Gang, where he faces off against Mia and his adopted brother, Connor.

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On top of the Diggle family drama, The CW warns that “with the reappearance of The Monitor (Lamonica Garrett) in the season seven finale of ‘Arrow,
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Jeremy Jordan Returning to Supergirl in Season 5: 'So Happy to Come Back'

Supergirl‘s upcoming fifth season is already Winn-ing. Jeremy Jordan on Thursday revealed that his character, last seen traveling 1,000 years into the future in the CW drama’s Season 3 finale, will return to the fold in Season 5.

“Turns out Winn didn’t go 1000 years into the future, just to season 5!” the actor wrote in an Instagram post. “So happy to come back and play with my friendsssssss!!” According to Et Online, Jordan will appear in three episodes after this season’s big Arrowverse crossover.

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Arrow Promotes Ben Lewis to Series Regular for Final Season

Arrow Promotes Ben Lewis to Series Regular for Final Season
The future looks busy for Oliver Queen’s kids during Arrow‘s farewell season.

TVLine has learned that Ben Lewis — who recurred throughout all of Season 7 as William Clayton-Queen, Oliver’s grown son (via the late Samantha Clayton) — has been promoted to series regular status for the CW drama’s 10-episode farewell run.

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Lewis’ upgrade comes on the heels of TV sis Katherine McNamara also getting bumped
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‘Arrow’: Ben Lewis Upped To Series Regular For Final Season

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‘Arrow’: Ben Lewis Upped To Series Regular For Final Season
Ben Lewis, who portrays William “Will” Clayton on Arrow, has been upped to a series regular for the eighth and final season of the CW’s linchpin superhero franchise.

Lewis made his first appearance on Arrow last October in the Season 7 premiere, which introduced him as a future adult version of the title hero’s son.. Will is the child of the late Samantha Clayton and Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), the former billionaire playboy and one-time mayor of Star City who battles crime as a vigilante archer.

Lewis recently wrapped on the feature film Covers, the Working Title/Focus Features comedy directed by Nisha Ganatra (Late Night) and starring Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades series) and Tracee Ellis Ross (Blackish). Lewis’s credits also include roles in Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and The
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Arrow Promotes Joseph David-Jones to Series Regular for Final Season

John Diggle’s adopted son will be sticking around: Arrow has promoted Joseph David-Jones, who recurs as Connor Hawke, to series regular for the abbreviated eighth and final season, our sister site Deadline reports.

David-Jones first made his Arrowverse debut on the spinoff Legends of Tomorrow, playing Dig’s son John Diggle Jr., who took on the name Connor Hawke and the role of Green Arrow in the alternate future timeline. However, in Arrow‘s Season 7 flash-forwards, the new iteration of Connor Hawke revealed that he was adopted by Diggle and his wife Lyla Michaels, but it has yet to
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How Bishop Gunn Quietly Became Southern Rock’s Must-See New Band

How Bishop Gunn Quietly Became Southern Rock’s Must-See New Band
Travis McCready of Bishop Gunn hasn’t walked 50 yards from the stage when the first fan stops him. It won’t be the last, either. The two-block walk to the shotgun cottage where he’s staying, in view of the Mississippi River, takes as long as a Southern goodbye.

The Nashville-by-way-of-Natchez, Mississippi, rock and soul band just wrapped soundcheck at the second Bishop Gunn Crawfish Boil, their annual hometown party, and it’s already a love fest. Gates won’t open for another hour, but a handful of well-wishers have found a way past security.
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