Following the conclusion of Arrow's eighth and final season, a new spinoff starring Oliver Queen's daughter, titled Green Arrow and the Canaries, will take its place. Ever since the series' announcement, fans have wondered if the spinoff would take place in the future, where Mia Smoak hails from, or in the present, following her recent travels to 2019.
Arrow co-creator and producer Marc Guggenheim has finally answered the question. On Twitter, the screenwriter answered a fan question by revealing the series will take place in the year 2040.
"The #Arrow spinoff takes place in 2040," Guggenheim confirmed. "We already spoiled that Oliver is dead by that time, so his not appearing in Arrow 809 (the spinoff episode) isn't affected by what happens in Crisis (or, for that matter, the series finale)."
The #Arrow spinoff takes place in 2040. We already spoiled that Oliver is dead by that time, so his not appearing in Arrow 809 (the spinoff episode) isn't affected by what happens in Crisis (or, for that matter, the series finale). https://t.co/BkrFGnj6Fl— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) November 19, 2019
The spinoff episode, as mentioned by Guggenheim, will air following the conclusion of the "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover. Then, Arrow will return for one final episode.
Green Arrow and the Canaries stars Katherine McNamara, Juliana Harkavy and Katie Cassidy. The spinoff is expected to premiere in 2020.
Airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, Arrow's final season stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Rick Gonzalez as Wild Dog, Juliana Harkavy as Black Canary, Katie Cassidy as Black Siren, Katherine McNamara as Mia Smoak, Joseph David-Jones as Connor Hawke and Ben Lewis as William Clayton-Queen.