Arrow/”Flash” Spin-Off Details Soon

Last month came the news that The CW was developing a third series set in the same DC-inspired screen universe which “Arrow” and “The Flash” occupy. The show would also include the likes of Brandon Routh (Atom), Caity Lotz (Black Canary), Victor Garber (Firestorm) and Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold) along with three never brought to the screen before DC heroes.

This raises the obvious question – how will the show bring Caity Lotz’s Black Canary back considering her on screen demise last year. Appearing at Paleyfest this weekend, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg wouldn’t say how but has offered a brief suggestion of when we might know:

“I think by the Spring, you’ll know. We want to keep some surprises going, but we’re really excited about that series. just to add another leg to the tripod, and complete it. We’ll get to see some of the characters that we’ve seen and introduce a whole bunch of new characters, and show them all in a different way, and have the show really feel different. As different as Flash feels from Arrow, this new show will feel different from both of them.”

Kreisberg confirms the show currently doesn’t have a title, but that will also be announced shortly:

“It’s still very early in the process on that. We had to make sure to get as much of the cast set as we could before we sat down to break this mega-series with all of these characters, rather than be do that and have people say they’re not interested.”

It isn’t known when production will get started on the pilot. The panel also revealed that Stephen Amell’s characterization of Oliver Queen/Arrow will be changed by season’s end, with a more ‘defeated, introspective’ interpretation seen next year. Amell says: “After three seasons and 69 episodes, we are going to fundamentally change the show at the grassroots level. I think it’s going to be cool.”