Kat McNamara Opens Up on the Final Season of Arrow

The sequence that began the whole Arrowverse got here to a detailed on The CW this 12 months, and whereas a lot of Arrow‘s closing season was devoted to the tales and characters which have been round for years, there was nonetheless lots of consideration paid to 1 of its latest and most necessary additions, Mia Smoak. The daughter of Oliver and Felicity was set as much as be the future model of Inexperienced Arrow, and actress Kat McNamara had the probability to deliver that imaginative and prescient to life in Arrow Season 8.

“Coming into the present in the seventh season, it was very obvious how a lot of a household the present’s group was and the way the solid and creators had put in a lot exhausting work and dedication for eight years,” McNamara informed Dujour. “After they lastly informed me that I’d be taking part in the ‘Olicity child,’ because it have been, I went again and watched the entire sequence as a result of I knew how particular that relationship was to followers. I knew how a lot care had been taken with Stephen [Amell], Emily [Bett Rickards], and the writers to craft these relationships.”

McNamara was ultimately promoted to sequence common standing for the abbreviated closing season this previous fall, permitting Mia to take a extra distinguished function as the present got here to a detailed.

“What we have been in a position to do then in season eight is have every episode be an actual love letter to a distinct facet of Arrow that made it so epic and iconic. That’s what made the closing season so particular,” she defined.

After all, one episode of Arrow‘s closing season was devoted to Mia, appearing as a backdoor pilot for the spinoff sequence Inexperienced Arrow and the Canaries. Followers appeared to like the episode, and The CW will decide this spring as as to whether or not it would get picked as much as sequence.

“It was an incredible alternative to have the ability to see what the world can be like and get a glimpse right into a world with out Oliver Queen, which is sort of stunning,” McNamara added.

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