The guys at Fan Voice
got the chance to chat with writer/executive producer Marc Guggenheim about what’s coming in Arrow Season 2.
Oliver Queen and Isabel Rochev in Arrow 2x01 'City of Heroes'.
Check out what he has to say about Summer Glau's character Isabel Rochev below. We learn for example that Arrow executive producers wanted to bring on Isabel Rochev as soon as in season one.
Fan Voice: You’ve got a bunch of new characters this season, and we’ll get to Flash because of course we have to, but let’s talk a little bit about Isabel (Summer Glau).
Marc Guggenheim: Isabel is actually a character we wanted to bring on into Season 1, and as with a lot of ideas we had for Season 1, even though we had twenty-three episodes, we still had more ideas than we had episodes. When we talked about ideas for Season 2, one of the things we wanted to was put Oliver in a different situation with respect to his non-Arrow life than we explored in season one, and that was to have him be more involved in Queen Consolidated. In thinking about that, we remembered this character Isabel Rochev, who in the comic was a corporate antagonist to Oliver at Queen Consolidated, and we kind of liked the idea that Oliver as Oliver Queen is facing someone who doesn’t like him, who isn’t loyal to him who he can have a sort of complex relationship with that is independent of his existence as The Arrow. We want Oliver Queen’s life to be as interesting as The Arrow’s life. Isabel gives him that.
Summer Glau's Isabel Rochev has failed Starling City.
Don't miss the next episode of Arrow titled "Identity"
on The CW on Wednesday, October 13 at 8pm.
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