Fall is here again, and DC fans everywhere know what that means – it’s time for another season of Arrow. In fact, the Season 7 premiere airs on The CW network on October 15 at 9 p.m. EST. For those without cable – or those who just prefer binging through an entire season as opposed to watching one episode a week – you can expect the season to hit Netflix shortly after it finishes airing on television.
Warning! The remainder of the article contains Season 6 spoilers.
As What’s On Netflix reminds us, the seventh season of Arrow is looking to be especially suspenseful. At the end of last season, Oliver was forced to reveal that he is indeed the Green Arrow, and is now serving time in a maximum security prison for all of the crimes that he committed while wearing the hood. This situation has left our hero in a pickle as he is now having to confront some of his past adversaries and enemies that he, himself, helped to put behind bars. Can Oliver learn how to survive being in a constantly dangerous space? This is the question fans want Season 7 to answer.
On the other side of the plot line, Laurel Lance – from another Earth – gains new prestige when she takes over the role of District Attorney of Star City. After having witnessed the murder of her father, she spends the season attempting to capture his murderer and bring him to justice.
The seventh season of Arrow marks a special milestone for the show as well. Once the twelfth episode of the season airs, the cape and cowl series will have officially hit the 150 episode mark! If you are new to the series you can catch all the previous seasons as they are currently streaming on Netflix.
— What's On Netflix (@whatonnetflix) October 3, 2018
A fun fact that many people aren’t aware of is that Arrow — and all of the other scripted series on The CW — are a part of a huge contract deal with Netflix that allows Netflix to start streaming the entirety of the latest season only eight days after the final episode airs on television. According to Variety, this contract has been in place since 2011, and The CW fans couldn’t be more thrilled at their ability to catch up on missed episodes in a timely fashion. In case you aren’t familiar with The CW lineup, other notable shows involved in this contract include The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, Supernatural, and Jane the Virgin.
Unfortunately, Arrow fans outside of the United States won’t be able to enjoy this new season for quite some time, as network contracts are often regionally based. Fans in the U.K., for example, must turn to Now TV and Sky Go to stream content from The CW. However, these streaming services do not operate on the same release schedule as Netflix. Fans who are watching Netflix from Israel, Canada, Czech Republic, and the Netherlands may have to wait until as late as October of 2019 to stream the seventh season of Arrow.
— Meaww (@meawwofficial) October 6, 2018
The newest season of Arrow is scheduled to start on October 15, only on The CW. This season will feature 23 episodes. If you are planning to binge watch as Arrow becomes available to stream, the projected release date for Netflix streaming of the show in the U.S. is sometime in June of 2019.