Stephen Amell Admits Oliver Queen Is “Not The Best Dad” In Arrow Season 6


“Arrow” season 6 should be very interesting for the fans as we’ll be seeing a very different Oliver Queen. Following the events of the season 5 finale, Oliver will be looking after his son William, and Stephen Amell noted at Comic Con that Oliver isn’t exactly going to be winning any Dad of the Year awards.

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Oliver Queen hasn’t spent very much time with his son William, and in the time that he has spent with him, he’s brought William nothing but pain. Thanks to Oliver, William has been kidnapped by Damien Darhk, and Prometheus, so it’s safe to say that the kid probably won’t be all that thrilled about hanging out with his crime fighting dad when “Arrow” returns for season 6.

At Comic Con, Amell talked about Oliver and how he will adjust to being a dad, and it sounds like it’s going to take him a while to figure it all out.

“He’s not the best dad,” Amell admitted via EW. “My first day on season 6, it was all with Jack, who plays William. We had never really acted together, so I was really legitimately nervous because I didn’t know. Not only was he equal to the task, but he exceeded my expectations. To start on episode 116 and to be able to do fun new stuff as Oliver has been a real joy so far this season. But yeah, he’s a sh— dad.”

“Arrow” will return on Thursday, October 12.

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice.

As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), and his new recruits, street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez) and meta-human Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy).

Oliver has finally solidified and strengthened his crime-fighting team only to have it threatened when unexpected enemies from his past return to Star City, forcing Oliver to rethink his relationship with each member of his “family”.