After 5 years in hell… Arrow Season 6 Renewal! After 5 years in hell… Arrow Season 6 Renewal!
The hit CW superhero series picks up a new season in a slate of renewals. After 5 years in hell… Arrow Season 6 Renewal!

It seems to be earlier and earlier each year that the CW locks down and announces its renewals for the next season. Today, the network announced that it has picked up 7 series for renewal for the 2017-18 television season, and Arrow is one of them.

That’s right. Arrow Season 6 is a go!

Now, we start to get into some very interesting territory. The series has had a built-in model since its inception with the five-year flashback structure to chronicle Oliver Queen’s journey from shipwreck to hooded vigilante. No longer bound to that structure, what will the show look and feel like moving forward? With the renewal, we get a chance to see.

We’ve got more on the pickup, as well as the six other series receiving renewal greenlights — including our DCTV faves The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow — over on our parent site, KSiteTV:

The CW Renews 7 Shows, Including Flash, Supernatural, Arrow & More

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  • Rob

    January 8, 2017 #1 Author

    I like flashbacks as a storytelling device, so I like that they will continue using them, but more judiciously. Person of Interest also used flashbacks a lot and to great effect. That said, this season’s flashbacks have been good thus far.


  • Bj Lewis

    January 8, 2017 #2 Author

    Dear god no. Just end the flashbacks.

    And Ollie and Dig better hit National City next season.


    • Rob

      January 9, 2017 #3 Author

      The flashbacks won’t be one big story. What are people’s problems with flashbacks?


      • 134sc

        January 9, 2017 #4 Author

        The problem is that last seasons flashbacks were terrible and season 3s werent much better. And as with much of season 5 people are letting those past mistakes dictate how they feel.

        The flashbacks have been good this season, as has the show as a whole.


        • Rob

          January 9, 2017 #5 Author

          Agreed. If they continue using flasbacks, I hope they will use Person of Interest as an example to emulate. They always used flashbacks well.


          • Bj Lewis

            January 11, 2017 #6 Author

            There’s a totally different feel to how POI (a show I love, minus Root anyway) uses them and how Arrow has come to use them.

            I am just hoping knowing they have been renewed this early in the game, it can help them really plan out a tight back load of the season leading into a strong season six since they are writing five and in the back of their mind thinking ‘well what if we don’t get another season’ and having that affect writing/story possibilities.

          • Rob

            January 11, 2017 #7 Author

            I know they’re different which is part of the reason why I mentioned POI. I don’t know why you thought you needed to point it out. I’m saying that now that they aren’t tied to telling a serial concurrent narrative in the flashbacks, they can do what POI does. POI frequently uses flashbacks, but they aren’t all telling one story over the course of the season.

  • Tom

    January 11, 2017 #8 Author

    If the Arrow show wanted to really shake things up. Turn John Diggle into John Stewart Green Lantern. He is a wanted man right now in the show. Gets the ring….the Guardians let him keep the ring on a trial basis…changes his last name. Think of the shows you could do with John and Ollie. Get rid of the sidekicks from this year to cover the extra cost of the power ring affects. I am sure there is a problem with DC pulling this off.


    • Craig Byrne

      January 22, 2017 #9 Author

      The thing is, why should John Diggle become John Stewart when being John Diggle in itself is awesome?


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