The acclaimed fifth season of #Arrow may have marked the end of an era for the Emerald Archer, but it saw the beginning of a new one, as the originator of The CW's #Arrowverse will return for its sixth season in October.
After the shocking season finale, it's understandable that we're all eager for some updates on the upcoming season. So, ready your bows and consider this your one-stop shop for all your Arrow needs during the show's hiatus. We will not fail this city!
'Arrow': The Story So Far
For the past five years, Arrow has followed the journey of former billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, who returned after five years in hell when he was stranded on a remote island. But he wasn't the same reckless young man as when he disappeared. In order to save his city, he became someone else, something else. Oliver became the Arrow — a hooded avenger who would stop at nothing to cleanse Starling City from corruption.
After his initially brutal method didn't work out, he changed his ways and became a hero instead. The Arrow became the Green Arrow and recruited a long line of heroes to work alongside him, including Black Canary, Arsenal, Spartan, Speedy, Wild Dog, Ragman, Mr. Terrific and Artemis.
'Arrow' Season 6 Premiere Date
Arrow is currently on a summer hiatus and will return to The CW for Season 6 on October 12, 2017. It will air in the new time slot of Thursday nights at 9/8c.
'Arrow' Season 6 Trailer
While the trailer reveals the fates of some of our beloved characters, it's easy to notice that some faces are absent. And this has us wondering if they survived the shocking Season 5 finale.
'Arrow' Season 6 Cast & Characters
— Stephen Amell / Oliver Queen: Stephen Amell is the man behind the Green Arrow, and has brought the Emerald Archer to life over the past five years. Oliver has grown from vigilante to hero and will undoubtedly be faced with yet another obstacle to overcome in Season 6. But as we have seen so many times before, nothing can stop the Green Arrow.
— Katie Cassidy / Black Siren: Previously known for her roles in Supernatural and The Scribbler, Katie Cassidy will return to her rightful series regular position for Arrow's sixth season. She portrayed Laurel Lance/Black Canary for the show's first four seasons until her character was killed off, but will return in Season 6 as Laurel's evil Earth-2 doppelganger Black Siren.
— David Ramsey / John Diggle: Having been present since the beginning, Diggle has always had Oliver's back when Oliver needed him most. Taking the role of Queen's bodyguard to new heights, he finally donned a mask in Season 4 and has been code-named Spartan ever since.
— Willa Holland / Thea Queen: Oliver's baby sister may have started out as a moody teen but she quickly became one of the show's most compelling characters. Donning her boyfriend's Red Arrow suit, she became Speedy and helped Team Arrow fight crime. But a brush with death gave her an uncontrollable bloodlust which eventually saw her relinquish her bow and become Oliver's Chief of Staff during his mayoral run.
— Emily Bett Rickards / Felicity Smoak: Rickards made such an impression as the recurring adorkable IT genius Felicity in Season 1 that she became a series regular and has been with the show since. There isn't a mystery that Felicity can't solve, and Oliver owes a lot to her commitment. Despite a departure from her character in Season 3 and 4, Season 5 returned Felicity to the joke-cracking, hilarious IT girl we all know and love.
— Paul Blackthorne / Quentin Lance: Blackthorne starred in The Dresden Files and Lipstick Jungle before joining Arrow as Quentin Lance. The father of Laurel and Sara Lance, he has arguably experienced more loss than anyone on the show, losing both his daughters at one point — one of them twice. In Season 5, he became the Deputy Mayor of Star City and came face to face with Laurel's doppelgänger Black Siren.
— Echo Kellum / Curtis Holt: Kellum's Curtis Holt is so clever that we thought he was going to give Felicity a run for her money as the brains of the operation. But who would have thought this fast-talking, joke-cracking nerd would become the skilled, T-sphere using Mr. Terrific? A member of the new Team Arrow, Curtis really came into his own in Season 5.
— Juliana Harkavy / Dinah Drake: Recruited after Laurel Lance's death, Dinah "Tina" Drake was Oliver's selection when finding someone to continue Black Canary's legacy. A badass, skilled metahuman, Dinah joined the new Team Arrow this season and even squared off against Black Siren in the season finale. As Harkavy was promoted to a series regular, it looks like we'll be seeing a lot more of her in Season 6.
— Rick Gonzalez / Rene Ramirez: Another new addition to the cast, Gonzalez portrays the vigilante known as Wild Dog. With his bad attitude and rash behavior, it wasn't long before he and Oliver clashed in Season 5. But they overcame their issues by working together, with Wild Dog arguably becoming the most important new recruit. Gonzalez proved a popular addition to the cast, being promoted to a regular for next season.
'Arrow' Season 6 Theories
With the jaw-dropping ending to the Season 5 finale, we can expect to see a lot of theories circulate about the future of the show in the coming months. So far, the most popular theories have focused on the end of the flashback narrative and Black Siren's unknown role in the season.
'Arrow' Season 6 Spinoffs
Arrow is undoubtedly considered the parent show of The CW's Arrowverse. While things originated with the Emerald Archer's first two seasons, it would end up producing three other spinoff shows, including The Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow and Supergirl.
Black Lightning will join the fray in January 2018 — although it won't be part of the same universe — but there is a strong possibility that the upcoming Titans #TV series may be part of the Arrowverse as it is also helmed by Greg Berlanti.
Watch 'Arrow' Season 6 Online:
It won't be possible to watch Season 6 of Arrow anywhere until after it airs on The CW. However, the show's previous seasons are available to watch on various sources such as:
— Netflix: Seasons 1 - 4 of Arrow are currently available to stream on Netflix. And thanks to a new deal made with The CW, we should expect to see Season 5 debut in the very near future.
— Amazon: Amazon currently has all Arrow episodes available to purchase. And of course, you can already buy the first four seasons on DVD and Blu-ray, with the fifth due for release in September.
— Talk Talk TV Store: UK viewers can pay to stream the first four seasons of Arrow on Talk Talk's TV Store. The fifth will be added to the service to coincide with its DVD release in September.