CW’s superhero hit Arrow has been successfully renewed for a third season, much to the joy of fans. Not that anyone was worried, since Arrow has been a ratings juggernaut, but confirmation is always nice.
This is also a good news for DC fans, since the last two live-action TV adaptions of DC properties (Birds of Prey and Human Target) failed to get past two seasons. While its premature to say that Arrow will last as long as the CW’s last superhero hit, Smallville, I think its safe to say that it won’t be getting cancelled anytime soon.
Arrow began airing on The CW back in October 2012, and soon received a comic tie-in, a mini-series titled Blood Rush, an exclusive skin for the Injustice: Gods Among Us video game, and will soon receive a spin-off series starring popular DC Comics character The Flash.
Arrow stars Stephen Amell as the title character, and Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, and more. The show has been critically praised by critics, and has received numerous award-nominations, including the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New TV Drama”, and the TV Guide Award for Favorite New Series, the latter of which it won.
In related news, The CW has also renewed Supernatural (10 seasons!) and The Vampire Diaries.
Now if only ABC would renew Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.