‘Arrow’ completed its eight-year run this year and, with that, it said goodbye to the Arrowverse. Meanwhile, Stephen Amell is rooting for season 9 of ‘Arrow’. Could that be a possibility? Let’s find out!
Oliver Queen, the vigilante with a bow and arrow, ended his journey on the ‘Arrow’ after taking it on a high ride for eight seasons. With the main man of ‘Arrow’ finally dead (for now) in the Arrowverse, the show obviously couldn’t go on. Whatever the case, Stephen Amell still would love to keep the possibility of a revival on the radar. Does that mean fans can be hopeful about the return of ‘Arrow’ with season 9?
- Stephen Amell pitched season 9 of ‘Arrow’
- ‘Arrow’ spin-off in the works
- Could ‘Arrow’ Season 9 happen?
Stephen Amell pitched season 9 of ‘Arrow’
After eight years of playing Oliver Queen in The CW’s DC superhero show ‘Arrow’, Stephen Amell retired from his role following his character’s ultimate sacrifice. Soon after ‘Arrow’ dropped the curtains on its run, it marked the end of the source of The CW’s Arrowverse including popular superhero shows like ‘Supergirl’, ‘Flash’, and ‘Batwoman‘. Stephen Amell has moved on to his new project ‘Heels’, but still wears his superhero armour in the heart. What proof have we? It has not even been a year since ‘Arrow’ aired its series finale and Amell is already up for the return of ‘Arrow’ with season 9.
Recently, Amell appeared at the “Inside of You” podcast and spoke about how he was considering a new season for ‘Arrow’. Amell’s upcoming production ‘Heels’ faced a few Covid-19 cases on-set including our main man himself. However, looking at the Covid-19 restrictions the actor was severely concerned about the new project happening and this was even before he had tested positive. It was then that he had the genius idea about if ‘Arrow’ could be revived from the dead.
Apparently, Amell even pitched the idea as a back-up plan to Greg Berlanti, the creator of ‘Arrow’. He said,
“I called Greg up and said just that. I said, ‘Look I hope this doesn’t happen but if everything goes to sh*t and you guys can’t get actors up here because of issues about mostly American actors crossing into Canada, and if things can’t be figured out, here’s the deal man. I’m here and if I have to stay here, I want to work. If I’m going to work, let’s just figure out a way to bring Oliver back from the dead’”.
‘Arrow’ spin-off in the works
While ‘Arrow’ fans are holding their breath trying to figure if the show could return for season 9, a spin-off is already in the works. The last but one episode of the ‘Arrow’, “Green Arrow & the Canaries”, became a backdoor pilot for the show’s spin-off. As per the episode, the spin-off is set in the 2040s and features Oliver Queen’s daughter, Mia Queen, played Katherine McNamara. Mia, the Green Arrow, teams up with Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) and Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy) to build a group of female vigilantes fighting against crime in an infested Star City.
The CW is yet to give the ‘Arrow’ spin-off a green light and we have our fingers crossed. As of last year, however, the spin-off was under works with star executive producers like Beth Schwartz, Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Sarah Schechter, Oscar Balderrama, and Jill Blankenship. Among other potential characters besides our vigilante trio are J.J. Diggle, son of John Diggle, and Bianca Bertinelli who might be somehow related to the Huntress.
The only bad news: you can say goodbye to the thought of Oliver Queen returning on the spin-off. Although he might have come back from the dead for the umpteenth time in the original show, this time, and we cannot stress this enough, he is dead. We just have to make do with Oliver Queen’s legacy living through his daughter, Mia.
Could ‘Arrow’ Season 9 happen?
Reality check, folks! There’s no sign of the return of ‘Arrow’ with season 9. There are several reasons behind this. First, Oliver is dead and Stephen Amell is done with the show. Self-admittedly, he doesn’t want to outstay his welcome. Nevertheless, ‘Arrow’s’ cancellation did not fare quite well with the fans who began a petition to “Save Arrow”, although that didn’t work.
Both Amell and the creators seemed firm in their decision of ending the show. However, if you at all want to cling on to some hope, we may have something for you. When “Showtime” announced ‘Dexter’s’ return after 7 years, it was not just the fans who were excited. Michael C. Hall, the lead actor on ‘Dexter’, had previously been unwilling to get back to the role, but things worked out for the better it seems. Taking cue from this, Amell tweeted “This is why you never say never”. The tweet blew up and, in a matter of time, fans started speculating the return of ‘Arrow’ with season 9. Amell, however, denies any responsibility behind the huge reaction that his tweet had prompted.
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