The CW’s flagship show Arrow has been on and off in the past seasons in terms of quality. There was undoubtedly some amazing moments from the last two seasons, but overall, they weren’t very well received. This season however has been much better, they’ve introduced a darker tone, a new team, and it’s almost as if they’re imitating their first season.
According to Marc Guggenheim, this shift in tone is all for a larger story that they have planned for the future of the series. In this interview with EW, Marc was addressing a question about if the flashbacks are ending, could this mean the show is ending.
“No, I think we tend to look at season 5 as the end of a particular chapter…I will say that I have a very specific notion as to how I would like to see the series end.”
This is definitely interesting, it historically has seemed like Marc Guggenheim wants Arrow to continue for a long time, but this looks different. It looks like he knows how he wants the series to end, but the question that remains, it when will that be?
The great Stephen Amell also talked about the future of the show. He discussed how long he thinks it could run, and talked about the popularity of this season in comparison to the previous two.
“I do really believe that this season is sort of a throw-down-the-gauntlet year for us, where we’re either going to do what we do and do it well or it’s the last year. If we find that magic formula — which is not magic, it’s just hard work and playing to your strengths — then the show could go on for a really long time.”
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