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Arrow Season 8: David Ramsey on Diggle’s Sons

Delia Harrington Alec Bojalad Aug 21, 2019

David Ramsey talks his reaction to John Diggle having an adopted son for Arrow season 8 and the casting of future-jj

Last season, Arrow revealed that in addition to their Flashpoint-gender-swapped son John Junior Aka JJ, John Diggle and Lyla have an adopted son, Connor. We also learned far more about Diggle’s childhood than before, with the introduction of his stepfather, General Stewart, in an excellent guest-starring role from the one and only Ernie Hudson. Den of Geek spoke with David Ramsay, who plays Diggle, to learn more about how this theme of fathers and sons will play out on Arrow season 8, the final season, this fall.

For many viewers, the surprise that JJ was gender-swapped (and no one really seemed to care?) had only just worn off when it was revealed that Connor Hawke was actually Diggle’s grown, adopted son in the future.
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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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Colton Haynes Drops Out Of Arrow Season 8 As Series Regular

Arrow has just got 10 episodes left to go in its shortened eighth and final season this fall, but the show’s still lost two of its stars. Emily Bett Rickards exited the series as Felicity in the season 7 finale, and now another major player has been confirmed not to be returning as a regular in season 8: Colton Haynes Aka Roy Harper.

The news was revealed at the recent TCA press tour, with showrunner Beth Schwartz announcing his departure but also making clear that they intend to get him back for at least a guest spot. “We hope to have him back,” the Ep stated. “We love him and he’s obviously one of the foundations of the show.”

This will no doubt be disappointing to Arrow fans, as we only recently had Haynes back on board the show. After a long absence from the Arrowverse – except for a few
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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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Charlie Barnett to play John Diggle Jr. in Arrow’s final season

With the eighth and final season of Arrow fast approaching, it has been announced that Russian Doll actor Charlie Barnett has joined the DC superhero show in the series regular role of John Diggle Jr., the future adult son of John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla Michaels (Audrey Marie Anderson).

Appearing in the future-set flashfowards introduced in the seventh season, Diggle Jr. – a.k.a. J.J. – will be introduced as the leader of the Deathstroke Gang, where he will face off against Mia Smoak (Katherine McNamara) and his adoptive brother Connor Hawke (Joseph David-Jones).

See Also: Arrow’s final season gets a Comic-Con sizzle reel

Arrow is set to return to The CW for its shortened eighth and final season from October 15th.

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John Diggle’s New Costume For Arrow Season 8 Revealed

Arrow‘s set to end this year with its eighth and final season but that doesn’t mean there’s any reason for Team Arrow to be wearing yesteryear’s costumes. Many of the gang will be getting fresh looks for the new run, with Stephen Amell’s latest Green Arrow outfit previously being revealed via promo images and the season 8 trailer unveiling Laurel Lance/Black Canary’s revamped appearance. Now, the latest character confirmed to be getting a makeover is David Ramsey’s John Diggle.

Ep Marc Guggenheim shared some concept art of Diggle’s new suit on Twitter this week. Alongside a snap of himself and Ramsey, presumably taken at Comic-Con, the producer wrote: “@david_ramsey⁩ and I ran out of time! Here’s Spartan’s new costume for Season 8!”

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Arrow Season 8: Juliana Harkavy Talks Crossovers and Final Season

Delia Harrington Mike Cecchini Jul 22, 2019

Dinah gives the inside scoop about her hope for the final season of Arrow and her character's future.

There are only ten episodes left of Arrow, the show that kicked off the Arrowverse and an entire era in the CW Network’s programming, a tall order for tying up the remaining story threads, leaving fans with a satisfying conclusion to the eight-year saga of Oliver Queen and friends, and setting up the highly anticipated Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Arrow season 8 is already filming, making the cast and producers’ last appearance at San Diego Comic-Con seem all the more intense and emotional. The CW released a video of Arrowverse stars saying goodbye to Stephen Amell, and questions about what it’s like to do the show without Emily Bett Rickards and her Felicity are unavoidable.

Den of Geek caught up with Juliana Harkavy, who has played
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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 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

  • Deadline
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.

Also Read: San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Schedule: Here Are All the Must-See Panels and Screenings

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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‘Arrow’ Casts Charlie Barnett as John Diggle Jr. in Final Season

  • Variety
‘Arrow’ Casts Charlie Barnett as John Diggle Jr. in Final Season
Charlie Barnett is joining the cast of “Arrow” in its eighth and final season in the role of John Diggle Jr, Warner Bros. Television announced Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con.

The character is the Flashpoint-born son of John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla Michaels (Audrey Marie Anderson) who goes by the nickname JJ. The show will introduce the character in the future as the leader of the Deathstroke Gang, where he faces off against previously introduced next-gen vigilantes Mia Smoak (Katherine McNamara) and Connor Hawke (Joseph David-Jones), his adoptive brother. Barnett will be a series regular.

Most recently, Barnett starred alongside Natasha Lyonne in the Netflix dark comedy “Russian Doll” and in the ensemble of Lauren Morelli’s “Tales of the City” limited series continuation, also for Netflix. His next Netflix project is the second season of “You,” on which he will recur. Past television credits include “Valor,” “Secrets and Lies” and “Chicago Fire.
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Arrow Cast May Move Onto Other CW Shows After Season 8

If we were to flash forward one year from now, we’d be looking at a much different landscape for the Arrowverse. In addition to numerous seismic shifts to be caused be the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event, Arrow itself will have concluded following eight thrilling seasons.

Now, just because Oliver Queen’s personal journey will have met its end doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll have to see the last of his supporting characters. After all, the name “Arrowverse” isn’t used lightly, as there’s been much overlap between the series comprising it.

Here’s what executive producer and current showrunner Beth Schwartz had to say in TV Guide Magazine’s Comic-Con Special when asked if the supporting cast will call it quits:

“You could see them on other shows. That’s the fun of it for the fans, and I’m sure for the actors as well.
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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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Melissa Benoist Reveals Supergirl’s New Costume For Season 5

Earlier today, we brought news that Supergirl will indeed finally don a new costume as of her show’s fifth season. In the eyes of longtime viewers, an aesthetic upgrade was overdue because such is the norm in the Arrowverse. Technically, Melissa Benoist has worn a few other suits here and there, but you can’t really count Overgirl or Red Daughter’s threads because those are different characters.

Quite understandably, we thought the big reveal wouldn’t arrive until Saturday’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con, but Ms. Benoist got the jump on us all by sharing the first image of the new costume on her Instagram page. In fact, you can view it below.

As you can see, the skirt is gone, so Melissa no longer needs to worry about freezing during those cold nights filming in Vancouver. Still, the look is in keeping with what we’d
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Katherine McNamara Promoted To Series Regular For Arrow Season 8

Now that cameras are about to begin rolling on Arrow‘s eighth and final season, it’s only natural that news begin flooding in. And to be quite honest, the topic for today’s discussion is something we’ve been expecting to report for some time.

When Joseph David-Jones found himself promoted to series regular over a month ago, fans understandably began asking if the same thing would happen to Katherine McNamara. As fate would have it, the Shadowhunters alum has likewise been upped to principal cast status for the upcoming season.

To briefly recap, McNamara’s character, Mia Smoak, was introduced during season 7’s flash forward segments. Being the daughter of Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak, one would anticipate her going on to accomplish great things. In fact, it wouldn’t be insane to think the ground is being laid for that possible Blackstar spinoff we’ve been hearing about.
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