Arrow season three was not as well recieved as the creators and writers of the series might have hoped. After the second season managed to be one of the best seasons of any superhero TV show ever, there were high expectations from fans going into the highly anticipated third season last year. However, the result ended up being an uneven season with some of the best and worst moments in the show’s history, and unfortunately resulted in a conclusion that left many wanting more.
The upcoming fourth season of Arrow looks to be redeeming some of the mistakes of the third season already though. With some stellar casting announcements including Neal McDonough as the show’s main villain this season, Damien Darhk, as well as the official reveal of Oliver’ new costume resembling the official suit from the comics much more, it looks like season four has the potential to bring Arrow back-to-form.
One of the biggest complaints about the last season though was the lackluster continuation of the relationship between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards). After two seasons of near perfect build-up between the two characters, the result ended up being much more soap opera than fans had hoped, and like many things in the season, left viewers unsatisfied. However, a new official image from the fourth season (via TV Insider) focuses on what looks to be a strong bond between the two characters. Check out the image below:
Showrunner Marc Guggenheim also has admitted that the series might have gotten too dark in the last season, and that season four will be a much lighter tone than it has been in the past, although it won’t ever be as light as The Flash it looks like. But that’s okay because Arrow has always been on the darker side of the superhero genre, while The Flash has been lighter from the beginning, and both tones work for the shows as long as they are balanced well.
The Flash ended up having a much stronger season than Arrow did last year, and while the shows are entirely different, it’s nice to know that Arrow won’t be focusing as heavily on the soap opera-esque relationship drama, and more on the tone and story being told this time around. Season 3 of Arrow got too cocky for its own good at points, often biting off more than it could chew. However, knowing that Felicity and Oliver are actually in a good position this season is comforting.
Now, we can just hope the banter that made viewers fall in love with the two characters in the first place will be returning as well. If so, then it looks like Arrow is already taking more than a few steps back into the right direction.
Arrow Season 4 is set to premiere on the CW on Wednesday, October 7th.
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