Arrow star Stephen Amell talks Season 5 & the new Villain

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Can you believe that season four of Arrow has almost wrapped. I don’t know about you, but I certainly think the series has gone by in pretty fast fashion. Stephen Amell has always mentioned that the strategy behind the broader story was always supposed to get to five seasons, and that will definitely play out. I have two questions, just how many seasons will Arrow last, and as he builds his brand, how long will Amell want to commit to the green superhero?

This week Stephen Amell talked with Variety at the CW Upfront in NYC and he briefly talked about a new villain. He says,

“I’ve heard that our big bad, our villain, is something that you can really only do once you’re in the fifth, sixth or seventh season of a TV show,”

He was asked for details, but didn’t say too much expect for,

“I do,” and “As far as I know, they don’t have superpowers. I’ll tell you that.”

Amell expressed his excitement for the fifth season which will have a greater focus on Oliver Queen, and said that there was no plans for new heroes to be introduced by the CW network (they have just taken Supergirl onboard).

“‘Supergirl’ is coming, but we don’t have to introduce a new show next year. In Season 2, it was the introduction of ‘The Flash’ and crossovers there, and last year there was a lot with ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ and we don’t have to do that this year because ‘Supergirl’ is already established,” Amell said. “So I would like to focus on a lot of the stuff that I think ‘Arrow’ does very well.”


Amell also expressed his pleasure for the cross overs, the fans love them & recently it was announced that there will be a super four way cross over with the Flash, Supergirl, Arrow, & Legends of Tomorrow. Can’t wait for that one!

“I’m always interested and it’s always great for fans. I just have to make sure that they balance keeping up the quality of your show — last year when they wanted me to come to ‘Legends’ and play old Oliver, I was like, ‘That would be awesome, but show me how this works in our schedule so it’s not comprising whatever episode we’re working on.’ And it was great and we did it. So I would just like to see a plan.”

Make sure you catch the finale of Arrow Season 4 Wednesday, May 25 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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