Arrow sway is finishing this season, but The CW’s Arrowverse is remaining to grow!
It has verified that a new, female-led Arrow spinoff is in the pictures, with a backdoor pilot to air throughout the show’s forthcoming eighth and last season. Katherine McNamara will resume her role as Mia Smoak — who will be bringing up her father’s screen as the Green Arrow — while Katie Cassidy and Juliana Harkavy will also extend to star as Laurel Lance and Dinah Drake, sequentially, aka The Canaries.
Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Beth Schwartz, Marc Guggenheim, Jill Blankenship, and Oscar Balderrama will work as executive producers on the film, with Schwartz, Guggenheim, Blakenship, and Balderrama co-writing the trial episode.
McNamara partied the message including a selfie on Tuesday, posting a picture with Cassidy and Harkavy. “Congratulations, ladies! Let’s kick some a**! #TheFutureisFemale 💚💥🏹,” she captioned the shot.
Earlier this month, McNamara freed up regarding the then-rumored Arrow spin-off. “It would be nice to see Mia out of her comfort zone in a sense,” she said of her character. “We get to see that a little bit this season, we get to see Mia try and be a part of a team which– she doesn’t necessarily play well with others at this point. But to force her to grow and to see her humanity a bit more, to see her relationship with her brother, to see her relationship with the other people around her and to see her really try and take her own steps to improve Star City but doing it her way, would be very interesting to see.”
Schwartz earlier this month, who cleared up about stating goodbye to the flagship DC Comics list, which has supported spawn The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Batwoman, and Black Lightning.
“It definitely feels like this is the right time for the series to end, but I feel like it’s not going to feel quite real until that last script of the finale comes out. And then I feel like there’s going to be a lot of tears,” she confessed. “I’m sure it’ll be the same thing on the last day of filming on set. That’s when it’s going to feel even more real when we’re actually going through it.”
That sentiment will surely take over onscreen, though series star Stephen Amell ensured a “happy” finishing at The CW’s Summer TCA reporter tour in August.
“I love all series finales. I love Seinfeld, I like Lost,” he revealed. “I think it’s going to be happy because there is a resolution. That doesn’t mean it won’t be sad, but I personally believe it is a happy ending. It is for me.”