There’s a lot of changes coming up for Arrow as the show wraps up season six and gets ready for season seven. Current co-showrunners Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle are stepping aside and Beth Schwartz will be taking over with the new season. Schwartz has been with the show since season one when she worked as a writer’s assistant. Guggenheim, considered one of the founders of the Arrowverse along with Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, is also stepping away from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and moving into the role of Story Consultant for the whole Arrowverse. Mericle has signed an overall development deal with ABC.
But what will the new season of Arrow be about? Folks have been speculating that since the announcement of the title “Life Sentence” as the season finale and the year long legal issues Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) has been having, that it’s believed we may start the new season with Oliver in jail. Which is interesting in that Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) spent a couple episodes in jail over on the Flash this season, so that may seem a bit repetitive and there are images and trailer footage of Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell) appearing in court as the Green Arrow. So it’s not a lock that prison is a definite thing… but it does seem likely.
And then there is the below photo from the end of shooting. Amell getting a buzz cut may just be him going into summer after finishing shooting… but since it is being done on set, it could also be a sign that he gets it done on the show, which would seem like something you’d get when going to prison… maybe.
And yes, he does look a bit like Paul Blackthorne there.
Arrow airs Thursdays at 9 PM on the CW with only three episodes left in season six.