In an exclusive interview with CBR News, Arrow co-showrunner Wendy Mericle discusses how the show will be effected once the flashbacks catch up to the shows pilot episode.
What’s interesting about Season Five, just having been there from the beginning and knowing Marc (Guggenheim) and Andrew (Kreisberg) and Greg (Berlanti) as well as I do, the show was conceived in many ways as a five-year thing. Those flashbacks will be gone after this season. I think it is going to be a different… not a different show, but it is going to have to be reinvented in Season Six, because we’re closing a chapter for sure.
The show will benefit from the absence of the flashbacks as some of the budget will be freed up and put to better use in the present day storyline. The flashbacks of the last two seasons have been severely lacking substance to the point that they were pretty much pointless.
This year will hopefully be different as the flashbacks are set to explore Oliver’s time in Russia, something we have been waiting to since the second season. It has also been teased that Prometheus is connected to this years flashbacks which will hopefully sync up with the present day narrative like Slades story did in season two. It’s undeniable that the shows second season flashbacks were the best of the series as we got to see Oliver’s friend become his foe and the consequences of his choices that created Deathstroke (Manu Bennet) catch up to him five years later. Hopefully we will see something similar with Prometheus…
To read the full interview with Mericle, and to see what else she had to say about season five including team Arrows newest members head on over to CBR News.
Arrow season five premieres tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
SOURCE: CBR NEWS