Arrow was renewed for a sixth season by The CW on January 8, 2017. The show will shift from its usual airing on Wednesdays at 8 to Thursdays at 9 from this season onwards.[2] It will premiere on October 12, 2017.[1]


Main cast

Special guest cast

Recurring cast


After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle, computer-science expert Felicity Smoak, his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen, Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance, brilliant inventor Curtis Holt, and his new recruits, street-savvy Rene Ramirez and meta-human Dinah Drake. Oliver has finally solidified and strengthened his crime-fighting team only to have it threatened when unexpected enemies from his past return to Star City, forcing Oliver to rethink his relationship with each member of his “family”.[14]

Confirmed plot points

  • There will be a four-way crossover with Supergirl, The Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.[15]
  • According to Stephen Amell, the theme of this season is family.[16]
  • William Clayton will have a bigger role unlike the previous two seasons.[11]
  • Dinah Drake will get a new costume and a new love interest.[17]
  • Vigilante's identity will be revealed this season and it will be a familiar face.[18]
  • Black Siren's backstory will be expanded upon , this could imply that Oliver Queen from Earth Two will make an appearance.[19]
  • The season premiere will have flashbacks to explicate the season 5 finale and find out who died and who survived.[citation needed]
  • Deathstroke will be appearing off the island in present day, and will have multiple appearances this season.[9]
  • Ricardo Diaz will appear this season.[12]
  • Michael Emerson has been cast in a mystery recurring role.[10]
  • In keeping with the season’s found-family theme, a "villainous cabal" rather than a single foe will torment Oliver and Team Arrow throughout the season".[11]
  • Kacey Rohl will reprise her role as Helix hacker Alena.[11]
  • Ragman will return in episode 5.[20]
  • Helena Bertinelli will return in the second half of this season.
  • Felicity Smoak will have a new company to her name this season.

Confirmed new characters

  • Ricardo Diaz: Diverse. Hardened ex-con recently released from prison for crimes he didn't commit. Ricardo uses his freedom and 25 million dollars in settlement money to establish control over Star City's criminal underworld. He's a martial arts and fighting expert honed by years of life on the street and in prison. [12]
  • Samandra Watson: A no-nonsense FBI agent tasked with investigating Oliver Queen's connection to Green Arrow.[13]


# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "Fallout"[21] James Bamford[21] Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle[21] October 12, 2017[1]
2 "Tribute"[22] Laura Belsey[22] Adam Schwartz[22] Marc Guggenheim & Beth Schwartz[22] October 19, 2017
3 "Next of Kin"[23] Kevin Tancharoen[23] Speed Weed & Oscar Balderrama[23] October 26, 2017[1]
4 "Reversal"[24] Gregory Smith[24] Sarah Tarkoff & Emilio Ortega Aldrich[24] November 2, 2017[1]



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  2. The CW renews seven series including 'Arrow,' 'The Flash,' 'Supernatural' and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' - LA Times
  3. Stephen Amell Reveals His Arrow Contract Runs Through 2019, Debunks Rumors He's Leaving Series -
  4. Arrow Brings Katie Cassidy Back As A Series Regular -
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  8. 8.0 8.1 Arrow Season 6 Adds Two Series Regulars -
  9. 9.0 9.1 Stephen Amell Confirms Deathstroke's Arrow Season 6 Return - Comic Book
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Arrow Season 6: Person of Interest's Michael Emerson Cast in Mystery Role - TV Line
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Arrow @ Comic-Con: Multiple Big Bads, Oliver's Daddy Issues and More Scoop - TVLine
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Arrow Season 6 The Big Bad And Who Survives
  13. 13.0 13.1 TVLine Items: Arrow's FBI Nemesis, Titans Casts Raven and More - TVLine
  14. ‘Arrow’: Who Will Survive to See Season 6? - Collider
  15. The Flash nixes speedster villain in season 4 - Entertainment Weekly
  16. Stephen Amell says the theme of ‘Arrow’ Season 6 is Family - Fan Fest
  18. Marc Guggenheim says ‘Arrow’s’ Vigilante is someone we already know - ScreenerTV
    • Oliver and Felicity will potentially fully rekindle their relationship this season.
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