It seems that big changes are in store for Arrow in an effort to freshen up The CW’s DC show as it heads into its upcoming seventh season.
Star Stephen Amell has already teased that “a new storytelling technique” will be introduced, and now Colton Haynes – who is reprising his role of Roy Harper as a series regular – has revealed to Comic Book that incoming showrunner Beth Schwartz is set to take the show back to its roots.
“I can’t say much, but we’re returning back to our roots on the show,” said Haynes. “Not the characters, but the show — We’re going back to how we were a couple of seasons ago. But it’s going to just be so good. Beth Schwartz, our new showrunner, is just — She’s a dream. She’s changing everything and she’s making everything the way I think the show was at the beginning.”
What do you make of Arrow returning to its roots? Is that a good thing, or have you enjoyed the evolution of the series these past few seasons? Let us know in the comments below…
“In the shocking season six finale of Arrow, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) not only reveals himself to Star City as The Green Arrow, but he’s also arrested and sent to prison. Cast and producers of The CW/Warner Bros. Television’s hit DC series elaborated on what’s in store for Oliver at Slabside Maximum Security Prison.”
“Now that Oliver’s behind bars, he will come face to face with many of his former enemies, including Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White), Derek Sampson (Cody Runnels) and Danny “Brick” Brickwell (Vinnie Jones). With all three held in Slabside, Oliver will be forced to confront these and other villains he locked up while wearing the hood.”
Arrow season 7 is set to premiere on October 15th.