“We’ve always had an end point in mind, we’ve always known how we want to end the show,” Guggeinheim told a group of reporters after the Legends of Tomorrow panel at the Television Critics’ Association’s summer press tour Wednesday. “That endpoint doesn’t require x number of seasons. If we had to – let’s say Season 6 ratings tank – with enough leeway, we could work towards the moment we’ve always been talking about since Day 1.”
That’s not to say the show is headed towards an ending any time soon. In fact, Guggenheim and his team of writers already have an idea in mind for a potential Season 7. Keep in mind, Season 6 doesn’t even premiere until this fall.
“We have a lot of ideas that could expand or contract,” he said. “We’ve already started talking about – we have a shape for Season 7 already. This is actually the earliest we’ve ever had for an idea for a season that far ahead, but it’s come out of our conversations about Season 6.”
Arrow Season 6 premieres Thursday, October 12 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.