Even though the season premiere of Arrow has yet to air, The CW has opted to treat us with images culled from beyond the returning episode. Truth be told, this practice isn’t unheard of, as networks don’t mind circulating advance photos as long as they aren’t too spoiler-ish. That said, what we have to examine today isn’t going to ruin any possible surprises for you, but what these pics will do is succeed in getting you all the more excited for the next chapter in Oliver Queen’s enduring crusade.
Personally, if anything featured in these new promo images is to get me geeked, it’s most definitely that of the three spotlighting Dinah Drake, the new Black Canary. Since her introduction last season, actress Juliana Harkavy has proven to be a most valuable addition to the cast – and now she’s fully suited up in what’s possibly the most badass costume this show has produced outside of anything the titular hero has worn.
Additionally, a returning David Nykl can be seen as Anatoly Knyazev, whom we know to be one of several big bads this year set to give Team Arrow headaches. And speaking of which, the Emerald Archer himself can be glimpsed, still wearing his threads from season 5. Cool as those are, we may have to bid them farewell soon, lest we forget that Stephen Amell himself has spoken of a wardrobe upgrade.
For more information regarding “Tribute,” be sure to check out the official synopsis below:
ANATOLY RETURNS TO STAR CITY – Oliver (Stephen Amell) tries to balance being the mayor, the Green Arrow and a father to William (guest star Jack Moore). Anatoly (guest star David Nykl) returns to Star City with a deadly agenda. Laura Belsey directed the episode with story by Adam Schwartz and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Beth Schwartz (#602). Original airdate 10/19/2017.
Arrow returns for its sixth season on Thursday, October 12 on The CW.