The Arrow Season 5 premiere will be here before you know it. Arrow is definitely returning for the fall TV 2016 schedule, but just what is this confirmed date? Surely with so many other fall TV shows coming back this week and last week, the show should be here by now.
Arrow Season 5 was confirmed back in March, 2016. This wasn’t that much of a surprise for many, as the show has consistently performed strongly with the ratings. While it may have been overtaken by The Flash, it has remained as one of the highest-rated programs on the CW channel. And it is because of this show that other DC superhero programs have gained a green light. The support for the DC universe on the network led to The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow spinoffs being created and to Supergirl moving from CBS to the CW rather than being canceled completely.
So, when will Arrow Season 5 premiere on the CW? In May, 2016, the network confirmed that it would keep its usual Wednesday night slot and return from October 5, 2016. That means there is just one more week to wait for the show to return. It will follow The Flash Season 3 on the Tuesday of that week, which the Inquisitr has previously reported.
Arrow used to be followed by Supernatural but that isn’t going to be the case for the fall TV 2016 schedule. Supernatural is moving to Thursday nights, while the archer in the green hood will be followed by new sci-fi drama Frequency, based on the movie of the same name.
There are going to be some changes this season, and there is hope that the storyline will come back to what it was like in the beginning. There is no denying that Arrow lost its way during Seasons 3 and 4 a little. There is still one more year of flashbacks for Oliver Queen, which will bring us full circle to the beginning, so it needs to have some of that similar feel to it.
Of course, the characters have changed considerably and we’ve lost a few along the way. Roy Harper will make a reappearance for a couple of episodes but isn’t coming back full time. Katie Cassidy will only be in flashbacks and possibly visions for Oliver, as she died during Season 4. It is unlikely that she will be resurrected.
There are rumors that Deathstroke will appear again after a photo was tweeted by Stephen Amell. This is likely for the 100th episode, which will happen during this season. It is unclear just how Slade will return this time. He already returned once as a hallucination, so will that happen this time? Since the 100th episode is likely to be the crossover with the other DC shows on the network, it is possible that this will be an Earth-2 version of Deathstroke, as Cinema Blend reports.
Arrow will see a new team of vigilantes for Season 5. We have already met them in the trailer, but the first episodes are likely to be centered more around their backgrounds and what they can bring to Team Arrow. We will also see how much of a step back Felicity will take as part of the team and what Thea’s new role to help Olli in politics will be. Diggle is back with the military, but it is likely that his role there will somehow tie him back to Starling City.
The Arrow Season 5 premiere date shouldn’t be much of a shock for people. This is a similar date to Season 4, which premiered on October 7. The show is returning.
There isn’t long to wait now. Set your DVR and get October 5 in your diaries for the Arrow Season 5 premiere.
[Featured Image via the CW]