While there’s been debates about the quality of Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, there is no debate that rival DC’s “Arrow” series on The CW has been absolutely killing it quality wise this season and has set a quality standard beyond most of what’s on network TV.
Collider recently sat down with executive producer and writer Andrew Kreisberg to talk about plans of season three which once again promises to shake the formula up:
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“We’re gonna start season three with Oliver in very different circumstances than he’s been before. Obviously, him being in different circumstances changes the circumstances of his paid bodyguard and paid assistant, since he can no longer pay them.
For season 3, you’ll see that some of our familiar standing sets from season 1 and 2 that you’ve come to know and love as being Arrow, are gonna be retired for reasons that will become apparent, as you see [in] these last episodes.
We have already seen designs for some of the new sets for season 3, which are amazing. We want the show to feel like it’s constantly evolving, changing and growing. If this year is the sequel, then next year is ‘Arrow 3.’ As different as ‘2’ is from ‘1,’ in ‘3,’ they got Ewoks.”
Essentially it sounds like the Queen family fortune will be gone by the end of the season. It also brings into question which members of the cast will be back next year.
Then of course there’s the spinoff series based on “The Flash” with Grant Gustin reprising the role following his guest stint on “Arrow” earlier this year. Kreisberg spoke about the companion series and the upcoming “Arrow” episode featuring two guest characters from the “Flash” regular cast:
“We knew that a lot of the fans had been looking forward to seeing a little bit of ‘The Flash’ in the season, and we felt obliged to fulfill that promise.
One of the fun things for the show, especially early in the season, we were constantly mentioning the particle accelerator. And then, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) coming to the show.
It just felt like a fun way to bring up Barry and remember where he’s at, and give a little taste of the show. It’s a little more sci-fi than what we do on ‘Arrow,’ but it felt a little bit more like you get a glimpse into what kinds of things The Flash will be up against, more than what is coming into our world.”
“Arrow” will wrap its second season run on May 14th.