The CW has announced today that “Arrow” has officially been renewed for a 5th season, along with renewals for the network’s other comic book shows “The Flash,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” and “iZombie.”
Here is the official press release from the CW on these renewals:
THE CW PICKS UP ELEVEN OF ITS CURRENT SERIES FOR 2016-2017 SEASON
Network Gives Early Renewals for Next Season to Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, iZombie, Jane The Virgin, The Originals, Reign, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and The 100 Continues Strategy of More Proven Original Series Year Round, Including Fall 2016, Midseason 2017 and Summer 2017
March 11, 2016 (Burbank, CA) — The CW Network has given early renewals to 11 of its primetime series for the 2016-2017 season, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. In essence, The CW has picked up all 10 series currently on the schedule plus REIGN for next season.
“The CW has become home to some of the most critically-acclaimed shows on broadcast television, with a wide array of fantastic scripted series across the week, ranging from musical comedy, to superhero action, to gritty sci-fi dramas,” said Pedowitz. “As we continue to further our strategy of more year-round original programming, picking up these 11 series for the 2016-2017 season puts us in a great position of having proven, high-quality shows to launch in the fall as well as midseason and summer of 2017.”
The series being ordered for the 2016-2017 season include JANE THE VIRGIN (Season 3), CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (Season 2), THE FLASH (Season 3), iZOMBIE (Season 3), ARROW (Season 5), SUPERNATURAL (Season 12), DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season 2), THE 100 (Season 4), THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season 8), THE ORIGINALS (Season 4) and REIGN (Season 4). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.
So we’ll see Oliver and team Arrow fighting crime in Star City for at least one more year, and despite what happens at the end of season four, season five will already be an intriguing one, as it should be the last year of flashback sequences of Oliver on the island.