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Marc Guggenheim says it’s likely the flashbacks will still be a part of Arrow Season 6

January 11th, 2017 by Marc Comments

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We’ve known for a while that Arrow would be losing a massive part of its formula in season six: Flashbacks.

With the series, moving forward, all taking place in the here and now, we actually liked the idea; season five has had greatly reduced flashbacks so far and we like the story running in a more linear direction.

However, executive producer Marc Guggenheim reckons now that it will be greatly reduced for sure, but probably not gone completely: “We basically went into this season [the fifth one] with the expectation that we would get a sixth season and we basically decided that this [season 5] would be the last year of the island-centric flashbacks.

“I think, going forward, flashbacks are still a part of the show and we’ve seen in plenty of episodes we’ve done non-island, non-Russia flashbacks with Felicity…and we’re doing that again on 5.13, we’re going to flashback to Renee’s period before he was Wild Dog. That’s a tool in our toolbox. I don’t think we have an expectation to do a flashback every single episode of season 6, but again, it’s part and parcel of the show and we’ll just continue going on the way we are.”


In the mid-season finale of Flash, Barry for the first time, found himself travelling into the future – so far he’s only ever travelled into the past – and this may have set a new precident for the Arrow-verse with Guggenheim saying: “We’ve totally talked about [flash-forwards] and I don’t rule that out at all. But the island story, which is a continuing story unlike the other flashbacks I’ve mentioned, will end in Season 5.”

There’s a lot of universe and a lot of characters in The CW’s DC TV universe so we reckon seeing different time periods is only to be expected.

What do you all think?

Source: Collider

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….