Season 8 of The CW's Arrow will host a backdoor pilot to a spinoff series centered on a new Green Arrow (Mia Smoak) and The Canaries (Laurel Lance and Dinah Drake). This news comes not long after CW President Mark Pedowitz revealed the network was looking to adapt a new DC property for 2020/2021.
According to Deadline, Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy and Juliana Harkavy will all reprise their roles for the new series, which will be set up in an episode of Season 8 of Arrow written by Beth Schwartz, Marc Guggenheim, Jill Blankenship and Oscar Balderrama.
Returning Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, Arrow 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.
After that, "Crisis on Infinite Earths" begins Sunday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Supergirl, then continues in Batwoman on Monday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and in The Flash on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. After the winter hiatus, the crossover will conclude on Tuesday, Jan. 14 in Arrow at 8 p.m. ET/PT and in DC's Legends of Tomorrow at 9 p.m. ET/PT.