Arrow‘s eighth and last season debuted earlier this week, establishing a fairly epic battle in each the current and distant future for the long-running The CW sequence. Part of the episode noticed “Future Team Arrow” dealing with off towards John Diggle Jr. (Charlie Barnett) and his Deathstroke gang, which have created fairly an issue for Star City. The arrival of J.J. was sophisticated by the truth that he’s adopted brothers with Connor Hawke (Joseph David-Jones), who has been working with this new iteration of Team Arrow principally since its inception. In a current interview with TVLine, showrunner Beth Schwartz spoke about the truth that J.J. and Connor are clearly at odds with one another, and the “fraught childhood” that introduced them to that time.
“[They] have this really fraught childhood that we’ll explain more in the upcoming episodes,” Schwartz defined. “[We’ll see] how they obtained to this place the place … JJ is prepared to kill his personal brother, and the way he went down this path.”
While Connor has but to be adopted by the Diggles within the present-day timeline, each he and J.J. do at present exist as younger children, which makes their eventual paths as adults all of the extra mysterious.
“I’m solely on Arrow for a few episodes,” Barnett teased in an interview earlier this yr. “And you realize, it is the final season of Arrow. So, I do know — I should not say, actually I catch myself in these positions the place I’m about to drop some info, however I’m like ‘Nah, let’s take a sec.'”
“I feel Arrow has some attention-grabbing issues developing, however I do not know if I’m dedicated to the world, for instance.” Barnett added. “There’s numerous worlds occurring in Arrow proper now.”
And whereas it is unclear how rather more of 2040 we will see sooner or later – even with a Canaries-centric spinoff at present in growth – it feels like the following era of Arrow characters might issue into the way forward for the Arrowverse.
“It was positively meant to develop the world that we had already constructed and to see the following era of what Oliver and Felicity and our present-day workforce have labored so onerous for, and kind of see what occurs sooner or later,” showrunner Beth Schwartz mentioned again in April. “We love these characters and would like to see them go on in some capability after the present’s over.”
Arrow airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.