Production Begins on Arrow Season 4

Arrow season 4 will introduce new heroes and villains

Following a number of reveals on Saturday about the upcoming fourth season of “Arrow,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim has revealed (via Twitter) that production on the first episode is set to begin today. Featuring a story by Greg Berlanti & Beth Schwartz with a teleplay by Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle, the episode is set to be directed by Thor Freudenthal (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, also scripted by Guggenheim) and will officially be titled “Green Arrow.”

Additional details on the forthcoming season reveal that classic Batman character Anarky will make an appearance and that Justice Society character Mr. Terrific will also debut on the series, where he will work closely with Felicity. It was also announced that John Diggle will finally be getting his own costume and that Thea Queen is officially “Speedy” on the team.

“Arrow” stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Katie Cassidy as Dinah “Laurel” Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, John Barrowman as Malcom Merlyn, with Paul Blackthorne as Detective Lance, and the recently announced Neal McDonough as big bad Damien Darhk. The series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter.

After defeating his most formidable foe to date and riding off into the sunset with longtime flame Felicity Smoak, Oliver Queen (a.k.a. The Arrow) left Starling City with the hopes of beginning a new life. But will Oliver ever truly be able to leave behind his past as the Arrow, and, if so, what becomes of the team he has worked so hard to assemble? Will Diggle, Thea, and Laurel be left to continue Oliver’s crusade without him? And with Malcolm Merlyn having ascended to the top of the League of Assassins as the new Ra’s al Ghul, is anyone really safe? “Arrow” will premiere its fourth season on Wednesday, October 7 at 8:00pm ET/PT.