Arrow co-creator and former showrunner Marc Guggenheim has announced that the cast and crew for The CW's first superhero show in the Arrowverse will be holding a strike rally outside the Warner Bros. Burbank, CA lot next week.
The reunion/rally will take place Friday, August 11, from 9 AM-11 AM, where Arrow merchandise will be sold for charity, specifically for providing healthcare benefits for industry crewmembers.
Arrow debuted on The CW back in October 2012 and ran for eight seasons, totaling 170 episodes. The series starred Stephen Amell as the titular hero. When the show debuted, it drew 4.14 million viewers, making it one of The CW's most popular shows ever, reinvigorating a declining network.
Recently, star Stephen Amell has been in the news for controversial comments he made about not supporting the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strike tactics.
Amell later clarified that he supported his union but didn't think a strike was the best negotiating tactic to undertake with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
What's the over/under on Amell making an appearance at the reunion?
Arrow Synopsis: After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime in this hard-hitting action series. Reinventing the DC Comics character for a modern-day audience, the Arrow is not a superhero...but a hero - every bit as dangerous as the criminals he's hunting.
After suffering unimaginable ordeals on the island, the Oliver returns to Starling City a new man - determined to right the wrongs of his father and sworn to bring justice to those who've corrupted his city. But Oliver finds his crusade complicated by his friends and family. Overjoyed by his miraculous return, the Queen family nevertheless still trades on secrets that conflict with the Arrow's agenda.
Oliver's return also affects his best friend, Tommy Merlyn, who will ultimately travel down a dark path; and the love of his life, Laurel Lance, who must somehow forgive Oliver before she can ever love him again. A dark and dangerous crime procedural with edge, intrigue and action, Oliver's story will be told from three perspectives: the Queen family, Oliver's harrowing ordeal on the island and the Arrow's adventures in Starling City.
Showing all facets of the mysterious loner, this action drama follows the Oliver that disappeared, the one that returned and the one known as Arrow.