Green Arrow And The Canaries Is Not Moving Forward Green Arrow And The Canaries Is Not Moving Forward
The CW is not moving forward with Green Arrow and the Canaries. Green Arrow And The Canaries Is Not Moving Forward

Almost a year after the Green Arrow and the Canaries backdoor pilot for a spinoff aired on The CW, Deadline is reporting that it will not be going to series.

The potential series would have starred Katherine McNamara as Mia Smoak-Queen, daughter of Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak; Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance; and Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake. There were some cliffhangers left at the end of the backdoor pilot; hopefully we will get that story told, even in comic book form or something, at some point. We’d also welcome any future appearances by any of these lovely ladies in the Arrowverse’s future.

Deadline notes that there was a consideration to shop the series to HBO Max.

“Needless to say, I am heartbroken… would’ve loved to go on the journey with Mia Smoak,” Katherine McNamara Tweeted this afternoon. “Thanks to everyone for their love and support.”

The CW currently has a large roster of DC Comics-related properties. Superman and Lois premieres next month, and even though Black Lightning and Supergirl are ending after their upcoming seasons, the network also has Batwoman, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Stargirl, and The Flash with no endings announced. Additionally, DC Comics properties Painkiller (a Black Lightning spinoff), Wonder Girl (featuring Future State character Yara Flor), and Naomi (from Ava DuVernay and Green Arrow and the Canaries EP Jill Blankenship) are in development for future homes on The CW. It could be that everything just got way too crowded, especially when it comes to DC Comics properties on the schedule.

At least we will have the pilot to watch again on Blu-ray and streaming… and who knows, maybe we will see these characters again somewhere. After all, somebody’s got to rescue William, right?

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.