The CW loves their edgy, music filled bumpers and photos. Every year, they do a batch of photos and videos for each series that they can then use for promo. And then often the released a behind-the-scenes video of those shoots. A promo of the promos being filmed. This year’s batch had a few missing. There wasn’t anyone from Supernatural, The 100, Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow… and maybe some more that I missed. Well represented were Riverdale, Dynasty, Valor, Jane the Virgin, Black Lightning and Arrow. And the last one is the most interesting.
The season finale of Arrow included the island of Lian Yu blowing up from a series of bombs planted by the dastardly Adrian Chase (Josh Segarra). Every important person except Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and his son William were on the island, and we’ve been waiting all summer to find out who lives, who dies, and how gets righteously jacked up.
We’ve been able to piece together some definites on who comes out all right. The fact that Juliana Harkavy, Katie Cassidy, and Rick Gomez were all made series regulars pretty much guaranteed they make it. Harkavy and Cassidy appear in the video below in costume. A third person also appears in costume, one that we don’t know for sure will be back… I mean, we assume he will be, but no guarantee. But since here he is, running in costume…
Is this a sign the Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), AKA Mr. Terrific, comes through all right? I can’t see why they would have him show up for a promo shoot, put him in costume and show him in the video if he wasn’t going to be in the new season and in costume. The pieces are coming together.
Arrow returns October 12th on the CW.