Going for broke: Arrow producer reveals big changes and 'different feel' for S3

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Apr 16, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT (Updated)

The current season of The CW’s Arrow has done a good job of shaking up the status quo, but according to producer Andrew Kreisberg, it’s only the beginning.

While chatting with TV Fanatic about the final few episodes of season two, Kreisberg teased the far-reaching repercussions of Isabel Rochev's (Summer Glau) recent evil takeover of Queen Consolidated, and how that storyline will carry over into year three in a very big way.

Basically? Oliver is losing his cash and corporate resources, and that will have a big impact on his crime-fighting endeavors. If they were looking for a way to spice up the series' formula, trying the "Batman without resources" approach is a neat twist. We dig it.

Here’s the choice excerpt:

“That plays out in the last five episodes. And we’re going to start Season 3 with Oliver in very different circumstances than he’s been before, which, obviously, him being in different circumstances changes the circumstances of his paid bodyguard [Diggle] and his paid assistant [Felicity] since he can no longer pay them.”

Kreisberg went on to compare the change to the seasonal arcs made popular by Joss Whedon on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, where you essentially get a different tone with each season. Hey, it worked well for Whedon, so we don't mind the comparison.

This could make for a nice evolution for the dynamics of the series, and it’ll be interesting to see how the lack of funds will change the relationships among Oliver, Diggle and Felicity. With Oliver out of Queen Consolidated, you’d have to think they’ll also be looking for new jobs — and that might cut into the crime-fighting time just a bit. Plus, Oliver is no longer their “boss” at that point, so who runs the team?

Along with these goodies, the full interview is loaded with nice tidbits about the final few episodes of this season. It’s well worth a read.

Arrow airs Wednesday nights on The CW.

(Via TV Fanatic)

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