Arrow ended its sixth season with an insane twist, as Oliver Queen, played by Stephen Amell, found himself behind bars for his acts of vigilantism as the Green Arrow.
Speaking at the Arrow panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Amell teased that Oliver’s incarceration may not be that brief:
“I don’t know if that’s going to influence it, but Oliver is definitely in jail and I think that he’s going to be in jail I think longer than people expect.”
Season seven seems to be drawing inspiration from the abandoned screenplay, Escape From Super Max, which found Queen accused of a crime he did not commit and locked up with a number of his enemies.
Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen/Speedy, Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake/Black Canary, Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog, Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt/Wild Dog and Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance/Black Siren.
In season six, following the explosive battle on Lian Yu, Oliver must balance his crime-fighting duties, being the mayor, and being a father to his son William. At the same time, new enemies emerge in Star City, initially led by villainous hacker Cayden James, who puts together a villainous team with drug dealer Ricardo Diaz, ruthless metahuman vigilante Vincent Sobel, Russian mobster Anatoli Knyazev, and the deadly Black Siren. As Cayden James loses control of his cabal, Ricardo Diaz comes to the fore, announcing to Green Arrow his scheme to take over Star City’s criminal underworld and control the city’s political infrastructure.