CW's GREEN ARROW AND THE CANARIES (TBD)
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With Arrow wrapping up this year, is there potential for the DC universe to keep going? The short answer: Yes.

 

The CW is planning to expand the Arrow-verse after the flagship series ends with its final 10 episodes. CW President Mark Pedowitz revealed Sunday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that the network is looking to add another DC series.

 

While details on the potential new series are being kept close to the vest, including which DC character it could possibly center on, Pedowitz confirmed that it would be set in the same universe as Arrow. The series is being eyed for the 2020-21 television season.

 

News of The CW's plans to continue the Arrow universe surfaced when Pedowitz was asked about the likelihood of an Arrow spinoff featuring the next generation of stars, who were first introduced in the series' seventh season. (Katherine McNamara plays Oliver and Felicity's daughter Mia and Joseph David-Jones plays William, Diggle's son).

 

"Nothing's ever 100 percent done. You learn that over time. There's a possibility but we haven't fully had a discussion of what that storyline would do," Pedowitz said. "Right now, we're looking at another property for next season."

 

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On 8/4/2019 at 2:59 PM, Bosco685 said:

 

I for one didn’t love the next gen of characters introduced this season.

For that matter, the whole season was subpar.

Hoping the final season will go out with a bang.

 

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The potential series will air as a backdoor pilot during the show's final season. The CW is not quite ready to say goodbye to Star City.

 

The network is developing a spinoff of Arrow that would center on three of its female characters: Katherine McNamara's Mia Smoak/Green Arrow and the Canaries, Katie Cassidy's Laurel Lance and Juliana Harkavy's Dinah Drake. 

 

The potential series is set to air as a backdoor pilot in Arrow's 10-episode final season, which begins Oct. 15. Showrunner Beth Schwartz, Marc Guggenheim, Jill Blankenship and Oscar Balderrama are co-writing the episode and will serve as executive producers along with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions, which produces all of The CW's DC Comics series in association with Warner Bros. TV.

 

CW president Mark Pedowitz told reporters in August that the door was open to another spinoff of Arrow, which spawned the connected universe that also encompasses The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and the soon-to-debut Batwoman.

 

"Nothing is ever 100 percent done," Pedowitz said at the time. "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."

 

The CW announced in March that Arrow's eighth season would be its last. "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."

 

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An Arrowverse TV show spinoff from Arrow is in the works at The CW that will see Mia Smoak take on her father's mantle as the Green Arrow in the future timeline. When The CW launched Arrow in 2012, it became the flagship series of their shared DC TV universe that has come to include The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and the upcoming Batwoman TV show. This year, all The CW's DC shows will unite for the Arrowverse crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths, which also brings Black Lightning into the fold for the very first time.

 

However, this year will also mark the end of Arrow with season 8, as Stephen Amell wraps up his time as Oliver Queen. The shortened season will see Oliver return to past points in the Arrow timeline, giving his character the sendoff he deserves as the founding father of The CW's TV universe and allowing killed off characters to return. The series will also continue to follow the future 2040 timeline introduced in Arrow season 7, which includes Oliver and Felicity Smoak's (Emily Bett Rickards) daughter. Now, it seems the flash-forward storyline will also work to set up a spinoff from Arrow.

According to The Wrap, The CW has put an Arrowverse spinoff into development in which Mia Smoak (Katherine McNamara) will take up the mantle of Green Arrow from her father. A backdoor pilot for the as yet untitled spinoff will be included as one of Arrow season 8's 10 episodes. The series will also feature Earth-1's Black Canary Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy) and Earth-2's Black Siren Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy). In 2040, Dinah had started a group of female heroes operating under the name of the Canary Network.

 

Although no title or story details are available, it seems likely the Arrowverse spinoff will follow Mia as the new Green Arrow working with the Canary Network. It's unclear why Mia dons the Green Arrow mantle. When she was introduced in season 7, she wasn't fond of vigilantes or the Canary Network, but eventually became more of a hero in her own right. The Arrow season 7 finale also teased an important destiny for Mia, which seems to be directly setting up the new Arrowverse spinoff. While a backdoor pilot will no doubt further set up the spinoff series, Arrow season 8 will mostly focus on Oliver's journey and bringing it to an end. Still, an Arrow spinoff allows The CW to continue the stories of many of its characters while offering a fresh perspective on their DC TV universe.

 

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We’re getting a better idea of what CW’s backdoor pilot for its Arrow spinoff is going to look like. The network shared an official description today for the episode starring Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy and Juliana Harkavy.

 

In the January 21 episode titled “Green Arrow and the Canaries”, “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,” the synopsis continues. “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.”

Tara Miele directed the episode written by Arrow showrunner Beth Schwartz & co-creator/executive producer Marc Guggenheim, executive producer Jill Blankenship and co-executive producer Oscar Balderrama. The series hails from Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros Television.

 

McNamara starred in a recurring role as Mia Smoak in the seventh season of Arrow and was promoted to series regular for the current eighth and final season. She is a street fighter-turned rebel leader that turned out to be The Green Arrow Oliver Queen’s daughter. Cassidy played Laurel Lances, the Black Canary, in the first four seasons of Arrow and was a special guest in season five before moving over to The Flash. She returned for season six of Arrow as Laurel’s doppelgänger Black Siren. Harkavy portrayed Dinah Drake, otherwise known as the Black Canary in the fifth season of the show and was promoted to series regular for seasons six and seven.

 

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