'Arrow' Showrunner Teases Arrival of Oliver's Half-Sister, Emiko

'Arrow' Showrunner Teases Arrival of Oliver's Half-Sister, Emiko

Arrow is set to return next week and in the episode, we’ll be introduced to Oliver’s half-sister, Emiko.

Showrunner Beth Schwartz opened up about the episode with EW, promising that viewers are “gonna really be seeing a lot from her perspective,” adding: “We have a really cool, fun opening where we learn about her mission [and] why she’s taken up the Green Arrow suit. We’ll explain in this episode who her parents are.”

However, she also says that Emiko isn’t replacing Thea in any way. Thea, portrayed by Willa Holland, left the series last season.

“[The plan] wasn’t to replace Thea, or once one sister left to introduce a new sister,” she shares. Introducing Emiko was part of bringing more of the comics to life.

“We’re just excited about this character from the comic books, and…felt like it was time to bring her into the fold.”

Arrow returns on Monday, January 21st on The CW.

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