Arrow is ending with its upcoming eighth season, but fans have often discussed the possibility of the Emerald Archer’s mythos living on through a spinoff series. Arguably the most natural idea was already set up in the last run, as through flash-forwards, we got to know the slightly dystopian future of Star City in 2040, home to Oliver Queen’s daughter Mia Smoak AKA Blackstar (Katherine McNamara) and other second generation vigilantes.
We’ve heard some conflicting reports on whether this spinoff is actually viable, but our latest intel points to the project being a go. We Got This Covered has been informed by our sources – the same ones who told us about Marvel’s She-Hulk TV show back in April – that The CW is indeed moving forward with an Arrow-related series starring McNamara. All the familiar elements from the flash-forwards will be brought over as well. So the same cast and setting will be used.
Of course, The CW president Mark Pedowitz has also confirmed that talks have been had about a Star City 2040 show. He remarked at the TCA press tour earlier this month that no decision had been made either way on it yet, but this perhaps corroborates what we’ve heard from our sources, which is that it’s in the works but that the network isn’t ready to talk about it at this time.
It’s unclear which season the Arrow sequel series is being developed for, but as far as we know, it’s unlikely to be the 2020/2021 television year. After all, Pedowitz has already told us that a new Arrowverse show will be arriving during that season but it’ll be an original property and not a spinoff.
In any case, it’s good to know that the end of Arrow doesn’t mean that the Arrowverse is winding down and The CW fully plans to keep on expanding it from here with a Star City 2040 spinoff.