Arrow Season 7 is promised to be darker and grittier than ever before.
Season 7 is going to be dealing with a lot of fallout from the end of season 6. New challenges face the Star City crew, including some major character deaths. Newly appointed showrunner Beth Schwartz and long-term stunt coordinator James Bamford, have been working together, breaking new ground. The pair say that they are pushing the limits of what they can do, having the censors called in for the first time. They promise a lot of new stuff, but with the feel of season 1.
SPOILERS for Seasons 6 under the cut
Season 6 left us with Oliver Queen in jail, having told the world he was Green Arrow, and subsequently being arrested. The season 7 premiere will open with Oliver in prison, and suggest that he has no outside contact. The problem, however, is that Oliver is now in jail with the people he’s put in jail. That’s never a good recipe and some of the inmates bad behavior are going to be rubbing off on Ollie.
Meanwhile, team arrow is now leaderless and emotional distance is going to play a part in the shifting dynamics. Further, Dinah Lance is struggling with the death of her father figure, Quentin Lance, from season 6.
Taking all of this into consideration, the CW censors have been called in and it looks like season 7 is going to push the envelope for gritty, seemingly following the footsteps of Gotham.
Arrow‘s seventh season is scheduled to begin October 15 on the CW.