With the new year upon us, The CW‘s “Arrowverse” is waking from its long winter’s nap to the start of some major changes. With only two episodes remaining, Arrow is shuffling off the network’s programming coil – making The Flash the “elder states-show” of the “Arrowverse”. Ruby Rose-starrer Batwoman continues solidifying her role in the changing universe, as well as developing a “World’s Finest” relationship with Supergirl and expanding the Batman mythos in CW’s DCU. With “Crisis on Infinite Earths” unleashed, expect even more dramatic changes – including the addition of Black Lightning and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as well as new pilots Superman & Lois and Green Arrow and the Canaries.
Just because Stephen Amell‘s Arrow is shuffling off the Arrowverse’s mortal coil after eight seasons doesn’t mean the rest of “Team Arrow” will be taking a break any time soon. The CW announced In September 2019 that it was moving forward with another Emerald Archer spinoff (remember The Flash?) – this one focusing on Katherine McNamara‘s Mia Smoak, and Canaries Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) and Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy) – Green Arrow and the Canaries.
Now the network has released the official synopsis for the episode that shines a little more light on what the series has to offer:
“Arrow” Season 8, Episode 9 “Green Arrow and the Canaries” / “Livin’ in the Future”: It’s the year 2040 in Star City and Mia Queen (McNamara) has everything she could have ever wanted. However, when Laurel (Cassidy) and Dinah (Harkavy) suddenly show up in her life again, things take a shocking turn and her perfect world is upended. Laurel and Dinah are tracking a kidnapping victim with direct ties to Mia and they need her help. Knowing it will change everything, Mia can’t help but be a hero and she, Laurel and Dinah suit up once again to save the city.
In October 2019, McNamara wished fans a fine Monday morning by marking the first day of work on the spinoff’s backdoor pilot with a few kind words:
— Katherine McNamara (@Kat_McNamara) October 21, 2019
Written by Beth Schwartz, Marc Guggenheim, executive producer Jill Blankenship, and co-executive producer Oscar Balderrama, the pilot episode is directed by Tara Miele (Batwoman). Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros Television will handle production.
#Arrow's final season bows today, so it feels appropriate to share this glimpse of its future. Many thanks to @DCComics @manulupac @DaveMcCaig & Brett Breeding for this stunning art. #TheFutureIsFemale@Kat_McNamara @MzKatieCassidy @JulianaHarkavy @SchwartzApprovd @ojbalderrama pic.twitter.com/i6H0WEZAEn
— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) October 15, 2019