Filming Begins on Backdoor Pilot For The CW’s New Arrow Spinoff

Katherine McNamara (Shadowhunters) took to Twitter to reveal that production has officially begun on the backdoor pilot for The CW‘s upcoming Arrow spinoff now titled Green Arrow & the Canaries. The backdoor pilot is set to be featured in the final season of Arrow. Details on when the backdoor pilot will air are still being kept under wraps.

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In Green Arrow & the Canaries, McNamara will be starring as Mia Smoak alongside Katie Cassidy Rodgers and Juliana Harkavy, who previously played different versions of the Black Canary, reprising as those heroes. Arrow showrunner Beth Schwartz will co-write the episode with Arrow co-creator Marc Guggenheim and Jill Blankenship & Oscar Balderrama.

Mia Smoak is the only daughter of Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak. The character first appeared in the eighth episode of Arrow’s seventh season and was first introduced with an alias called Blackstar. In the spinoff, Mia is set to take on the mantle of the Green Arrow from her father, who she shares a lot of similarities within terms of skills and personality.

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This marks the latest entry in the “Arrow-verse” for The CW, which will see its flagship series officially conclude next year. Other shows set in the series’ continuity include The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and the upcoming Batwoman.


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