Although it’s going to be the final season of Arrow this year, it doesn’t appear that we’re saying goodbye to Star City for too long.
The creators of ‘Arrow’ are currently developing a spinoff of the departing series that will focus on three of its female characters: Mia Smoak/Green Arrow (Katherine McNamara) and the two Black Canaries, Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) and Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy).
Showrunner Beth Schwartz, Marc Guggenheim, Jill Blankenship and Oscar Balderrama are working together to develop the episode of this backdoor pilot and they will serve as executive producers of the series. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions, the production company that shoots all of The CW’s DC Comics series, will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television.
“Nothing is ever 100 percent done,” CW president Mark Pedowitz told reporters in August. “You learn that over time. There’s a possibility, but we haven’t had a discussion about what that storyline will do as [we plot the] next generation [of DC shows]. There is another property we’re looking at for the following season.”
Back in March, The CW said that Arrow‘s eighth season would be its final one. “This was a difficult decision to come to, but like every hard decision we’ve made for the past seven years, it was with the best interests of Arrow in mind,” Schwartz, Berlanti and Guggenheim said in a joint statement. “We’re heartened by the fact that Arrow has birthed an entire universe of shows that will continue on for many years to come. We’re excited about crafting a conclusion that honors the show, its characters and its legacy and are grateful to all the writers, producers, actors, and — more importantly — the incredible crew that has sustained us and the show for over seven years.”
The CW is just a couple of weeks away from beginning to air the next season of its other DC Comics fare, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and Black Lightning. It all begins on Sunday, October 6 with the Series Premiere of the latest DC-inspired show Batwoman starring Ruby Rose.