The sixth season of Arrow is set to be one of the biggest in Arrowverse history. After the island Lian Yu blew up in the final moments of Season 5, nobody (except for the creative team) knows who lives and who dies. We will have to look forward to October to see what happens, but that is not what the Green Arrow himself, actor Stephen Amell, is looking forward to most.
"I mean, Oliver being a dad is my favorite part of Season 6 thus far, and it's certainly what I've had to play the most. My first day back on Season 6 was four scenes with Jack [Moore], who plays William, and I was f**king nervous. I didn't know. I had never done a scene with this kid, you know what I mean? A kid. He's a young man. We had done one scene where I'm holding him close, and we had done one scene where he's playing with action figures. We had four scenes. I was like... I didn't know how it was gonna go! You know? And he was not only equal to the task, but excelled. I left that day feeling so bullish about Season 6 and everything that we have coming up."
The subject of the father-son relationship between Oliver and William has been brought up before, specifically in Season 4, but it was never necessarily central to the plot. But now, it looks like that is going to be at the forefront of Season 6.
With not much currently being known as to how things will play out in Season 6, it can only be assumed that — other than taking down this season's major villain — this relationship will be one of the major arcs. Cinemablend also asked Amell whether William would play a part in the relationship between Oliver and Felicity Smoak. Amell kept quiet about that, not wanting to spoil much, but said this:
"Assuming that she lived, they're in a great spot. But William is a thing, not in a bad way. But if they're going to be in a relationship, he's not a baby. He's in, like, sixth grade."
We will finally start to get more answers when Arrow returns for its sixth season October 12th on The CW.
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