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!