A bit of a surprise move by The CW who revealed their fall schedule today, as “Arrow” will be moving to a new night and time at the start of season six. While the rest of the DC comic shows on The CW remain in their familiar same time slots, “Arrow” will now air on Thursday nights at 9pm.
With the reveal of their fall schedule, The CW also released a new synopsis for “Arrow,” where at the end it gives us a little tease of what we can expect the new threat to Oliver and Team Arrow will be in the upcoming season:
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), and his new recruits, street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez) and meta-human Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy). Oliver has finally solidified and strengthened his crime-fighting team only to have it threatened when unexpected enemies from his past return to Star City, forcing Oliver to rethink his relationship with each member of his “family”.
We still got one more episode to go of season five, but with the flashbacks of Oliver’s five years away from Starling City ending, and the series moving to a new night, things are looking to be very different for “Arrow” in it’s sixth season.