“I think we use some ARGUS resources to try to track down Diaz… And there are some repercussions of that. There are some governmental repercussions of that. ARGUS is a government agency, and they have to answer to some people. So we have to play that story out of just what limits we can place on ARGUS in terms of tracking down Diaz.”
At Comic-Con, Schwartz described herself as “the spoiler police,” explaining that she prefers to have fans “enjoy [the show] when it airs, and not find out things too early.” In turn, series lead Stephen Amell & Co. proved more guarded with Season 7 preview, not even (to cite one example) elaborating on the well-teased Longbow
Hunters element, even though casting for three of Ricardo Diaz’s cohorts had been trumpeted at the Con.
You guys have no idea what’s happening with Roy Harper. It’s a crazy storyline, I can say. It’s nothing like he’s been before. It’s going to shock [so many people]. I’m shocked right now. It’s going to shock a lot of people. Roy’s not the same person. I can’t say much, but we’re returning back to our roots on the show. Not the characters, but the show — We’re going back to how we were a couple of seasons ago. But it’s going to just be so good. Beth Schwartz, our new show runner… She’s changing everything and she’s making everything the way I think the show was at the beginning.
I think the idea is that, now with him being in prison, we’re having to interpret the idea of fighting for Star City… Continuing to move forward and do what we need to do to help the city. But how do we interpret that? How does that come about? The choice of me being behind the mask, do I do that, how do I do that, or do I not do that so we’ll see that throughout the entire season.
The cast of the CW series descended upon San Diego Comic-Con to spoil as much as they could without giving too much away–new showrunner Beth Schwartz made sure of that, labeling herself “the spoiler police.” While most of the big secrets remain just that, speaking to GameSpot and a small group of reporters during a roundtable, Schwartz and her cast shared some very interesting information about what to expect from the new season
I think we use some ARGUS resources to try to track down Diaz… And there are some repercussions of that. There are some governmental repercussions of that. ARGUS is a government agency, and they have to answer to some people. So we have to play that story out of just what limits we can place on ARGUS in terms of tracking down Diaz.
We can’t do anything… We can’t put on our masks anymore. So that was part of the deal with Watson was that we give up these aliases, and we don’t have to do any time. And he will really be the sacrificial lamb.
We’ve never done that before, where we’re continuing a villain from Season 6 as an unfinished story to Season 7…What I can tell you is he’s gonna be different than when we saw him last season, which is exciting. While she wouldn’t elaborate on how he’ll be different, it’ll be the same actor in the role.