Arrow Season 6 is already coming together. Ahead of Season 5, executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle have confirmed plans for the prospective sixth season of the CW superhero series, per IGN:
Executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle told IGN that Season 6 will move on to explore flashbacks from different character perspectives beyond Oliver, and also might feature some flash forwards in time. Guggenheim confirmed during the 2016 summer TV Critics Association press tour that Season 5 will be the last Arrow season to use flashbacks as a regular device.
Looking ahead to Season 6, Guggenheim explained:
“Last year, when we sort of realized we’re going to go past Season 5, we basically made a collective decision that Season 5 would be the final year of flashbacks. Next year, in Season 6, what we’ll end up doing is we’ll do some episodes without any sort of flashbacks. We’ve [also] established over the first four seasons of proof of concept that we can do flashback stories that don’t involve what I call the island narrative, even when he’s not on the island.
“We still want to make that part of our storytelling, because we do like them. We like when those non-island flashbacks sort of illuminate what’s going on in the present day. That’ll always be a part of the show and a part of the show’s storytelling structure. It just won’t be telling a serialized story.”
Will the cancellation reaper thwart Arrow’s future plans? Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the renewal status of Arrow Season 6…