While Arrow is about to premiere its eighth and final season, The CW may have a way to keep the series going. After all, it can’t be the Arrowverse without Arrow!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a female-fronted Arrow spinoff is in development at The CW. Katherine McNamara would headline the series Mia Smoak, the daughter of Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) and Felicity Smoak. Katie Cassidy’s Laurel Lance and Juliana Harkavy’s Dinah Drake would also co-star in the series.
The potential series doesn’t have a name yet, but it will get a backdoor pilot episode during Arrow season 8. Beth Schwartz, Marc Guggenheim, Jill Blankenship and Oscar Balderrama are co-writing the backdoor pilot and will transition to the new series as executive producers, if it goes forward. Greg Berlanti will also be an executive producer, which keeps his Arrowverse streak alive.
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Presumably the series will be set in 2040, which was featured in the flash forward sequences that introduced Mia. In that future timeline, former Black Canary Dinah Drake runs the Canary network of crime fighters. Meanwhile, Laurel Lance has claimed the Black Canary mantle after redeeming herself for her actions as Black Siren.
There’s nothing in the report about Joseph David-Jones (Connor Hawke), Ben Davis (William Clayton), or Andrea Sixtos (Zoe Ramirez) reprising their respective roles. But it’s hard to see the future timeline continuing without their presence.
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