Arrow Season 1 Part 2 will “get deeper into the mythology”

Arrow’s Andrew Kreisberg talks exclusively to SciFiNow about the second half of Season 1

Arrow Season 1 Stephen Amell
Arrow Season 1 Stephen Amell
Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen in Arrow

In Arrow‘s mid-season finale we saw Edward Fyers’ island prison, and in the present Oliver Queen knows the name of his enemy, and just how high the stakes are in The CW’s hottest new show.

Teasing the return of Season 1 in an exclusive interview with SciFiNow, co-creator and executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says we’ve had the broad brushstrokes of Oli’s world, and now we’ll start to see the details.

“As the second half unfolds we’ll get deeper into the mythology of the series,” explained Kreisberg, “both in the present day and in the island. We’ll discover why Edward Fyers is on the island and how Yao Fei plays into it, and Oliver’s real journey on the island this season from being the callow youth that we met in the pilot to being someone who can survive.

“After this year we’ll have no doubt that Oliver can survive for four more years – he’ll have to survive on the island. In the present day we’re going to see a lot more additions to Arrow’s rogues gallery – we’re going to be introducing Count Vertigo [played by Fringe‘s Seth Gabel], a new villain of our own creation, named Silas Vanch, and we’re also going to be seeing some returning favourites from earlier in the season.

“Now that we’ve gotten the show up and running,” he concludes, “we can have fun with the characters that we’ve already introduced.”

Arrow will return to Sky 1 in late January 2013.