It’s already got a much darker tone than its fellow Arrowverse shows on The CW, but it seems that the upcoming seventh season of Arrow will see the creative team pushing the boundaries of network television Standards and Practices as it ups the grittiness to a new level.
“[Showrunner Beth Schwartz] and I had a phone call with BNSP, which is our censors… a very lengthy phone call about a particular scene that we never had before,” director and stunt coordinator James Bamford told Newsarama. “So we are really trying to push the limits on the show in the gritty factor. We are trying to go as far as you can go within the confines of our network and what is expected of us and what we can and can’t do. We are not on Netflix so we will never be able to X, Y, and Z, but we are damn sure going to try.”
If you’re not up to speed with Arrow, the seventh season will see Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen locked up in prison, where he’s sure to have a major target on his back given that his activities as the Green Arrow are now public knowledge.
“In the shocking season six finale of Arrow, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) not only reveals himself to Star City as The Green Arrow, but he’s also arrested and sent to prison. Cast and producers of The CW/Warner Bros. Television’s hit DC series elaborated on what’s in store for Oliver at Slabside Maximum Security Prison.”
“Now that Oliver’s behind bars, he will come face to face with many of his former enemies, including Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White), Derek Sampson (Cody Runnels) and Danny “Brick” Brickwell (Vinnie Jones). With all three held in Slabside, Oliver will be forced to confront these and other villains he locked up while wearing the hood.”
Arrow season 7 is set to premiere on October 15th.
via Flickering Myth