Arrow was renewed for a sixth season by The CW on January 8, 2017. The show shifted from its usual airing on Wednesdays at 8 PM to Thursdays at 9 PM from this season onwards. It premiered on October 12, 2017. It is currently taking place in conjunction with the fourth season of The Flash, the third season of Supergirl, and the third season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow.


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 Team Arrow with 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”.[3]

Confirmed plot points


# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "Fallout" James Bamford Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle October 12, 2017
Oliver deals with the fallout of the explosion on the island.
2 "Tribute" Laura Belsey Adam Schwartz Marc Guggenheim & Beth Schwartz October 19, 2017
Oliver tries to balance being the mayor, Green Arrow and a father to William. Anatoly returns to Star City with a deadly agenda.
3 "Next of Kin" Kevin Tancharoen Speed Weed & Oscar Balderrama October 26, 2017
A rogue black ops team led by Onyx breaks into Kord Industries and steals something lethal. Oliver struggles to connect with William so he reaches out to a surprising source for help.
4 "Reversal" Gregory Smith Sarah Tarkoff & Emilio Ortega Aldrich November 2, 2017
Just as Oliver starts to get things in order, Black Siren launches another attack on the citizens of Star City.
5 "Deathstroke Returns" Joel Novoa Ben Sokolowski & Spiro Skentzos November 9, 2017
Slade returns and asks Oliver for help in tracking down his son. When they learn Joe has been taken hostage by mercenaries, their mission to save him gets complicated by a terrible revelation that could shatter Slade's hopes of reunion forever. Meanwhile, Vigilante reappears in Star City.
6 "Promises Kept" Antonio Negret Oscar Balderrama & Rebecca Bellotto November 16, 2017
As Slade continues to uncover clues about his son's last few years, Oliver makes a big decision. Meanwhile, Green Arrow leads the team into battle against "The Dragon", a villain who is stealing valuable tech in Star City.
7 "Thanksgiving" Gord Verheul Wendy Mericle & Speed Weed November 23, 2017
Oliver celebrates Thanksgiving with his family but the happy moment is interrupted. Meanwhile, Black Siren returns to wreak havoc on the holiday.
8 "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2" James Bamford Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski November 27, 2017
Barry and Iris's wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold, The Ray, Felicity Smoak, Iris West and Alex Danvers to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth's mightiest heroes - Green Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and White Canary - lead their teams into battle to save the world.
9 "Irreconcilable Differences"[7] Laura Belsey[7] Beth Schwartz & Sarah Tarkoff[7] December 7, 2017[8]
Quentin Lance is kidnaped by Black Siren and Cayden James, who are looking to trade Quentin's life for a weapon of mass destruction. Oliver and Team Green Arrow must figure out a way to save Lance while still keeping the city safe.[9]
10 "Divided"[10] James Bamford[10] Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich[10] January 18, 2018[11]
11 "We Fall"[12] TBA TBA TBA
12 "All for Nothing"[13] TBA TBA TBA


Promotional images



  • This season marks the first to have multiple versions of the intertitle which mostly follows a similar vein to DC's Legends of Tomorrow where the logos for each member are shown. "Tribute" was the first episode to introduce the second version that starts off with the canary for Black Canary followed by the Wild Dog logo for Wild Dog, the T for Mr. Terrific, the eye for Felicity Smoak, the Spartan helmet for Diggle, and finally the Season 6 arrowhead for Green Arrow. Some episodes, beginning with "Next of Kin" to "Thanksgiving", did not include Diggle's emblem after he temporarily replaced Oliver. The order starts from most recent member to the longest member of Team Arrow.


  1. ‘Arrow’: Marc Guggenheim Goes In-Depth on How the Show Is Made, Teases Season 6 Details - Collider
  2. 2.0 2.1 Colton Haynes Hints at Arrow Return: 'Roy's Coming Back Very Soon' - TVLine
  3. ‘Arrow’: Who Will Survive to See Season 6? - Collider
  4. Stephen Amell says the theme of ‘Arrow’ Season 6 is Family - Fan Fest
  6. Arrow Confirms Colton Haynes' Return: Find Out When (and Why) Roy Is Back - TVLine
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
  8. Shows A-Z - arrow on cw - The Futon Critic
  9. Arrow Spoilers: “Irreconcilable Differences” Description - GreenArrowTV
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
  11. ‘Black Lightning’ Gets Premiere Date, Post-‘Flash’ Time Slot By the CW - Deadline
  12. Arrow - Episode 6.11 - Title Revealed - Spoiler TV
  13. Arrow - Episode 6.12 - Title Revealed - Spoiler TV