The Green Arrow and the Canaries spinoff has been of interest to fans since its backdoor pilot aired near the end of Arrow‘s final season. The potential show would be set in a Star City of the future and focus on Oliver’s daughter, Mia, as she wrestles with her father’s legacy and becomes the Green Arrow.
As seen in the pilot, she would be assisted by Earth-2 Laurel Lance and Dinah Drake, the Canaries. However, The CW hasn’t announced a decision on a pickup for the series, even after revealing its schedule for next year.
At the time, CW president Mark Pedowitz reassured fans Green Arrow and the Canaries was still in contention, saying “We have a strategy involved, hopefully we can pull it off.“
The Status Clarity Will Be Addressed Soon
Earlier this week, though, Guggenheim, who often shares updates and behind-the-scenes details with fans on Twitter, revealed those involved with the show are still hoping it’s picked up, saying, “We should receive word — one way or another — very, very soon.“
Arrow fans should be happy to hear this update, though it’s understandable it’s taken The CW this long to make a decision. For one, the Arrowverse is already pretty large at this point, with Batwoman joining the fold last season and Superman & Lois already given a series order for next year.
Considering the last new Arrowverse show before that was Legends of Tomorrow in 2016, it’s clear two new shows in two years is a big jump for The CW.
The success of spinoff shows is also difficult to predict; there have been some that have become equally or even more famous than the original show, but others that have crashed and burned. Having the built-in fans of the original series helps, but isn’t always enough.
But, what do you all think about this guys?