For each DC TV show airing on The CW, there exist a number of fans who side with a specific one for a variety of reasons. If The Flash is your cup of tea, you may like science fiction series that also have much in the way of heart, whereas Legends of Tomorrow is for those who love time travel, not to mention being heavier on the humor.
When it comes to Arrow, which happens to be my personal favorite of the bunch, those of you who are in the same boat may agree with me in saying that you enjoy the darker, grittier stuff. Not only that, but it boasts some of the more badass superheroes currently being seen in prime time.
As of late, we’ve been given hint after hint in the way of season 7 being darker than previous years, if that’s even possible. In fact, the next leg in the journey is said to be just as dark as the first season – and that’s when Oliver Queen was crossing names off “the list,” don’t forget.
While recently sitting down with Newsarama, producer/director/stunt coordinator James Bamford made yet another comparison to the show’s freshman year, in addition to teasing a new direction:
“In the premiere you will find some elements with the Season 1 feel, but you will find other elements that is new, uncharted territory.”
It was in that very same interview where Bamford also referenced a discussion he had with new showrunner Beth Schwartz about how Arrow is pushing the network’s censorship limits, which you may have heard about:
“Beth 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. 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.”
I guess we’ll find out how uncompromising the end product is when Arrow returns for its seventh season on Monday, October 15 on The CW.