Arrow Gets A New Showrunner For Season 7 Arrow Gets A New Showrunner For Season 7
Beth Schwartz is taking over as the new showrunner of Arrow for Season 7. Arrow Gets A New Showrunner For Season 7

Perhaps those recent appearances in the “Inside” videos should have been a hint.

Beth Schwartz has been named the new showrunner for Arrow, The CW announced today. Wendy Mericle is departing at the end of Season 6 and Marc Guggenheim is stepping back, becoming an Executive Consultant on Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow instead.

“We are all so incredibly thrilled to announce Beth Schwartz as the new showrunner of Arrow,” Greg Berlanti said in a statement that was released by the studio. “She has been a source of some of the show’s most exciting and memorable moments from the beginning. Beth is a true leader and a captivating storyteller, and we all can’t wait for the audience to see what she and her team dream up as they take Arrow into its next big chapter.”

As @SchwartzApprovd on Twitter, Beth often would share amusing texts from her mother during the show. She has been involved with the series from the beginning, so she knows it very well. Congratulations to Beth on your new role!

Craig Byrne

Craig Byrne has been writing about TV on the internet since 1995. He is also the author of several published books, including Smallville: The Visual Guide and the show's Official Companions for Seasons 4-7.

  • Ryan Bayer

    April 17, 2018 #1 Author

    I’ve noticed. I am led to believe that she was the acting showrunner in those videos even though it said co-executive producer.


  • Liz

    April 17, 2018 #2 Author

    About time!


  • Ryan Bayer

    April 17, 2018 #3 Author

    Another thing to consider is that both Marc and Wendy were not cutting anymore as showrunners of Arrow with their lack of creative direction, connection with the fans, and most importantly respecting the cast and crew members.

    The show needed a new face at the top for a long time.


    • ArrowFan

      April 17, 2018 #4 Author

      Agreed. Putting my support behind Beth Schwartz. Looking forward to what they do for Season 7.


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