Stephen Amell has read the script for "Arrow's" season five premiere, and he sure sounds excited. While speaking to fans during a Facebook live chat, Amell revealed that he's had discussions with the episode's director James Bamford, who also serves as "Arrow's" fight coordinator, and can report that season five will open with historic levels of action.
According to Amell, the premiere ep "has the opportunity for us to have the most vicious, violent one-shot in the history of network television." And by "one-shot," Amell means a continuous take fight scene like "Daredevil's" infamous hallway and stairwell scenes, or Daisy's one-take battle in the "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." episode "Spacetime."
And that fight might just set the tone for the entire season, too. "If [the premiere] is any indication, Arrow is going to be f---ing mean this year," said Amell, "and that's really exciting." And by "mean," Amell later clarified, he doesn't mean "evil" -- just mean.
Amell also revealed that "Arrow" season five will also feature the return of a mystery character -- "someone that we haven't seen in two full seasons." So that means someone we haven't seen since the first two seasons of the series. Any guesses -- and will they survive returning during "Arrow's" meanest season to date?
"Arrow" returns to the CW for season five on Wednesday, October 5 at 8 PM ET.
(via TV Line)