ARROW Star Stephen Amell Reveals Why He Pitched Returning As Green Arrow Earlier This Year

ARROW Star Stephen Amell Reveals Why He Pitched Returning As Green Arrow Earlier This Year

Arrow ended after eight seasons on The CW, and star Stephen Amell has now revealed why he recently pitched a return to the Arrowverse as Oliver Queen during a phone call with producer Greg Berlanti...

Arrow ended its run after eight seasons on The CW, with Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen quite definitively killed off during the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event. It's a good job the series ended when it did, especially when the other DC TV shows on the network were forced to shorten their respective seasons in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Many of the actors in those shows have faced problems travelling from America to Canada, but Amell has now revealed that he suggested bringing Arrow back for a ninth season as a worst case scenario. Why? He wanted to help the Arrowverse team during what's proving to be a difficult time for them.

"I called Greg [Berlanti] up and said just that," Amell revealed on the Inside Of You With Michael Rosenbaum podcast. "I said, 'Look, I hope this doesn't happen, but if everything goes to sh*t and you guys can't get actors up here because of issues about mostly American actors crossing into Canada, and if things can't be figured out, here's the deal man."

"I'm here and if I have to stay here, I want to work. If I'm going to work, let’s just figure out a way to bring Oliver back from the dead.' I go, 'Yeah, of course, I'm f**king serious. Again, I hope it doesn't happen. But, can we at least put it on the radar,'" Amell added.

It's unlikely Arrow could have ever really been brought back, but had The CW been unable to resume work on the likes of Batwoman and The Flash, it's something they may have considered.

What direction do you think one more season of Arrow could have taken? 

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