Stephen Amell Would Be Open To ‘Arrow’ Continuing on Netflix or HBO Max
Ever since Arrow ended in Jan. 2020, fans of the show that started the Arrowverse have wanted more.
Now, thanks to comments made by the actor who played the Green Arrow himself, there’s hope that Arrow might get a second chance on a streaming service someday. Or, at least, Stephen Amell would be down for season 9 on Netflix or HBO Max.
How did ‘Arrow’ end?
The CW announced that Arrow would conclude after season 8 before the episodes even aired. This news allowed the writers and producers to end the show on their own terms, meaning that the audience wouldn’t be left hanging with a cliffhanger.
Arrow Season 8 revolved around Oliver’s travels with The Monitor as he prepared the Green Arrow for the battle with the Anti-Monitor. Oliver’s trials led to the mega Arrowverse crossover, “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” The epic event spanned across 5 shows and featured stars from many different DC projects.
In the end, Oliver was a causality of the Crisis as he became the Spectre and sacrificed his life for the world.
The series finale of Arrow saw current and past stars of the Arrowverse coming together for Oliver’s funeral. The very last scene was Felicity reuniting with Oliver in the afterlife. It’s hard to imagine how the show can continue after that ending. But if anyone could find a meaningful way to do it, it would be Stephen Amell and the writers of Arrow.
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According to ComicBook.com, Stephen Amell discussed the possibility of making Arrow season 9 during a recording of Michael Rosenbaum’s podcast, “Inside of You.” However, he prefaced his comments by stating that producers had not approached him to continue the show.
Amell said, “I was thinking about this question as I drove here and….If the opportunity ever came up to like do 6 to 8 episodes of Arrow as, like, a limited series on Netflix or HBO Max – or something like that, or on The CW, as the case may be – I think that would be amazing.”
Perhaps the limited series that Amell proposed would be a flashback or prequel in a sense because Oliver is dead. Or, maybe, fans would be treated to seeing an alternate universe of the Arrow we all know and love.
Whatever the case may be, it seems that Amell is having just as hard of a time letting go of Oliver Queen and Arrow as fans are.
This isn’t the first time Amell has made comments about continuing ‘Arrow”
Back in Oct. 2020, Amell said that he had called Greg Berlanti, one of the mega producers of the Arrowverse, to talk about reviving Arrow. He made talked about this conversation on Michael Rosenbaum’s podcast.
Rosenbaum’s podcast was recorded during the pandemic when productions were being shut down because of rampant cases. Amell thought that if they couldn’t make anything else, why shouldn’t they make more Arrow?
Of course, as we all know, his talk with Berlanti never led to anything. But the fact that Amell continues to talk about continuing the show is probably a good sign for fans who want to see it happen.