The story of the Emerald Archer came full circle with the flashback storyline last season on Arrow and left the lives of Oliver's teammates hanging in the balance come the finale.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Wendy Mericle was asked whether or not she felt that Arrow would be undergoing a sort of reboot come October.
"Reboot is one of those words. It’s so funny. I think in some ways yes, I do, but I also think that word can get misconstrued very easily. This show is evolving and it’s exciting because it is a new dynamic this season without the flashbacks. I know I keep saying we have more real estate, but we’ve been in the writers’ room for three weeks and it’s been amazing how different the show feels. There’s just a lot more freedom. It’s actually very exciting because we can take this show to different places now and to different directions. I’ll repeat it, but it really is exciting to have the time and the space to talk about these other characters. We were always sort of pressed, and moved stories so quickly. We’re still moving stories that same way, we just have a little more space to explore other points of view and other characters. It’s fun."
She also shared her excitement over how the show will now have more time to devote to different storylines and characters moving into Season 6.
"Absolutely. One of the advantages is we know how to use that device and we’re going to use it for different reasons this season, which will be fun — different characters, different points of view."
Starring Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Rick Gonzalez, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy, Paul Blackthorne and Manu Bennett, Arrow returns fir its sixth season beginning Thursday, October 12th at 9pm.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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