If you’re not ready to say goodbye to Arrow in 2020, we’ve got good news for you: Multiple outlets are reporting this morning that a female-focused spinoff from the series is headed our way.
The series will be introduced as a backdoor pilot from the parent show (it will most likely be one of the two episodes after Crisis on Infinite Earths, unless it has already filmed), and it will star Katherine McNamara’s Mia Smoak (who is being reported as “Green Arrow”) with Katie Cassidy Rodgers and Juliana Harkavy as Canaries Laurel Lance and Dinah Drake. Could this mean that Mia is going to present day after Crisis, or does this all take place in the future?
Arrow’s Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Beth Schwartz, Marc Guggenheim, Jill Blankenship and Oscar Balderrama will serve as executive producers on the project, with Schwartz, Guggenheim, Blankenship and Balderrama as co-writers on the backdoor pilot. No title has been announced as of yet; Birds of Prey would have been good, but it’s kind of taken by the new Harley Quinn movie.
As with any development, this isn’t a sure thing to go to series, but it does offer some hope that Arrow Season 8 isn’t the end of this story. Arrow Season 8 premieres October 15 on The CW.