Arrow Interviews: Stephen Amell, Producers Preview Drama, Flashbacks, Black Canary

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Arrow is coming to The CW on Wednesday, October 3.

But before this wildly anticipated new drama enters your living room, its cast and crew walked the red carpet at a special Paley Center screening over the weekend - and TV Fanatic's Jim Halterman was on hand to get exclusive intel from star Stephen Amell and producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim.

Check out the latest Arrow trailer now and then gather up some scoop from these key players below...

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First, Amell spoke on the show's themes and how early episodes advance the plot... until an unexpected reset five weeks in. As for what role John Barrowman will play? Well...

Why did Amell land the title role? His abs may be getting all the attention, but Berlanti says the actor actually kept his shirt on for the entire audition...

Kreisberg, meanwhile, acknowledged the eventual presence of the Black Canary, but also said he wants Arrow to be "accessible" to those unfamiliar with the comic book...

Finally, Guggenheim admits to mistakes he's learned from working on past shows and says the pace of Arrow will never slow down. He also addresses how the series will use flashbacks to draw out the mythology...

Jim Halterman is the West Coast Editor of TV Fanatic and the owner of JimHalterman.com. Follow him on Twitter.

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