When asked about season 6 at this weekend’s Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in London, Stephen Amell at least gave us an idea of what the theme of the season will be.
“The theme of Season 5 was legacy,” Stephen said during a panel at the convention. “From what I understand, the theme of Season 6 is family.”
As we know from the season 5 finale, the fate of Oliver Queen’s “family” is currently in question and has us all wondering what happened to them. Obviously, Oliver’s son William now knows his father is the Green Arrow, and that his mother Samantha is one of those in danger at the end of the season. There is also the “family” that is Team Arrow, especially when it comes to the people like Felicity and Diggle who have been there with Oliver from the beginning, and assuming Black Siren and Quentin Lance both make it out alive, the Lance family dynamic is also due for some examination. Thea will probably also face some introspection, as the father she rejected is now no longer a part of her life. And, again assuming Arrow can get Manu Bennett and Deathstroke back, Slade Wilson seeking out his son Joe will likely make for an interesting story that ties into the notion of family.
Arrow Season 6 airs this Fall in a new time slot on Thursdays at 9:00 PM. We’re predicting that the premiere will air somewhere around October 5th or 12th, unless The CW Network goes earlier or later than they usually do. The Season premiere dates are generally announced in July.