Marc Guggenheim promises darker tone for ‘Arrow’ in season two



If you are like me and thought the season finale of ‘Arrow’ was on the light and fluffy side and need more death and destruction. Then you’ll be pleased to know that the ride is going to get a lot rougher when the series returns for its second season in the fall.

In a new interview Marc Guggenheim revealed that the second season will delve much deeper into the characters as well as the seedier side of Starling City where much of the action to date has taken place.

Guggenheim has been throwing out hints about the second season pretty much since the highly charged season one finale, which despite my jokey opening paragraph did sow the seeds for a fair bit of resentment and drama in the shows second season, but one thing that Guggenheim has gone on record with is the fact that the second series will see Oliver Queen’s Arrow evolve from vigilante to hero, but at what cost will this be?

“This was always sort of the trajectory we planned,” he told Comic Book Resources. “This [show] has always been the first two years of Batman Begins.

“Right before the show premiered, we had a meeting with the head of the studio and we basically said, ‘It’s about going from being the Hood to the Arrow to Green Arrow’. We knew all along that it would take us two years to do that.”

Guggenheim has promised that the change in status from hood to hero will not take anything away from the edginess of the show.

“The show works well because it has darkness to it,” he said. “It’s not gonna be all sunshine and rainbows in season two.

“I don’t want people to get the wrong impression that the show is going to abruptly change, tonally. It’s actually consistent in its tone, even though Oliver has a more aspirational mission.”

Arrow airs on The CW in the US and on Sky1 in the UK.


Written By: Ian Cullen

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Ian Cullen is the owner of A wannabe musician. Ian is a legend in his own mind and when not working on the website host the hugely successful SFP-NOW Podcast he can be found skulking around empty corridors. A longtime fan of genre television and movies Ian was also a producer on the Reality On Demand web-series and has even been published in the official Star Trek Magazine.


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