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After five years of being presumed dead, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. Upon returning to his hometown, Starling City, Oliver beings to make amends for the selfish man that he once was. With a renewed sense of life, Oliver plays the role of a self-indulgent socialite during the day while secretly taking on those who corrupt the city at night.
Arrow is based from the DC comics character Green Arrow, a member of the Justice League. The TV series maintains the story of Oliver being stuck on a mysterious island for five years where his experiences and survival methods shaped him into a man who wants to make a positive difference upon his return to the real world.
The second DC series for The CW Network after Smallville, Arrow first aired in North American on October 10, 2012. Viewers grew to love the series that has currently aired five seasons already with a sixth season premiering on October 12, 2017.
Various villains have already been featured in the different seasons with each season slowly revealing what Oliver has gone through during those five years. The show served as the backdoor pilot of one of today’s most popular series, The Flash. Some of the two shows' most popular episodes are crossovers between them.
Aside from The Flash, crossovers with the show include Legends of Tomorrow wherein two of the main characters, Sarah Lance (Caity Lotz) and Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) were once regular cast members of some seasons of the show.
In the upcoming 6th season of Arrow, viewers will get to see Oliver become a father to his son as he faces his worst enemy yet. Season 5 ended with Oliver and his 12-year old son William (Jack Moore) aboard a boat. Meanwhile the fate of Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), Quentin (Paul Blackthorne) and Thea (Willa Holland) will be revealed when the season starts.
Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg have been in charge of developing the story.