Arrow gets a new showrunner for season seven


Arrow has been hitting series lows all season in the ratings and it’s time for a change.

The CW seems to agree because long-time showrunners, Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle, are both stepping down. Beth Schwartz, a writer for the series, has been promoted and fans are excited at the prospect of someone new taking the reigns.

This is a huge shake-up, considering Marc Guggenheim has long been the face of the Arrow writing room. In the recent years, he’s been the center of almost every major fan controversy with many calling for him to step down.

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While he will no longer be a showrunner, he will remain on the series and Legends of Tomorrow as an executive consultant.

Fans can debate whether Guggenheim’s role behind-the-scenes on Arrow has had a positive or negative impact on the show. But the truth is, the show is heading into its seventh season and is in dire need of a fresh start. The sixth season has been critically panned, and the series needs to figure out some way to keep fans from jumping ship.

Greg Berlanti seems confident in Schwartz’s promotion, issuing a positive statement about her.

"“We are all so incredibly thrilled to announce Beth Schwartz as the new showrunner of Arrow. She has been a source of some of the show’s most exciting and memorable moments from the beginning. Beth is a true leader and a captivating storyteller, and we all can’t wait for the audience to see what she and her team dream up as they take Arrow into its next big chapter.”"

Schwartz has had a long history with the series, writing quite a few interesting episodes. Hopefully, she’s going to bring a new creative energy that the show has been lacking recently.

Since Oliver is currently going at the superhero business alone, and it could be a plot heading into the seventh season. The new team has been pretty poorly received, and getting back to the basics could help a lot.

Arrow is heading towards an explosive season six finale on May 17. Caity Lotz is returning as White Canary, and it was recently announced that Colton Haynes would come back next year.

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Hopefully, someone can convince Willa Holland to reprise Thea Queen if the writing is better for season seven. In the meantime, fans can catch the show can tune in for the newest episode this week, “The Dragon” on the CW.