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Although it has made ample use of its infinite Earths in recent years, the Arrow-verse has kept knowledge of the multiverse relatively hidden from its average citizens. However, Arrow star Stephen Amell recently opened up about the impact Black Siren will have in Star City in Season 6, and we're starting to think that Green Arrow's hometown could soon become far more aware of the sci-fi concept. About Black Siren, Amell specifically said:
She looks exactly like Laurel Lance, she is Laurel Lance. Laurel Lance is the most famous dead person in Star City, so eventually, at some point, if she is reintroduced into public life, how do we unpack that? I'm excited for that. That's the dynamic I think could be interesting.
The return of Laurel Lance will raise some obvious questions (and a few eyebrows) among Star City's citizens if Black Siren's presence on Green Arrow's home turf becomes public. Everyone now knows that Laurel was Black Canary, and everyone also knows that she died at the hands of Damien Darhk back in 2016. That said, as she becomes a more prominent villainess in the Earth-1 landscape, people are soon going to notice that the famous (and very dead) lawyer turned vigilante has started running around the city committing crimes. As a result of "Laurel's" unexpected return (not to mention the continued presence of Harry Wells in Central City), the truth of the multiverse could soon bubble to the surface.
Although we cannot confirm that the multiverse will finally go public in Season 6 of Arrow, the idea of that happening seems to line up with other ideas that have come up so far. Reports related to the upcoming run of episodes have already hinted that Season 6 will "feel like a reboot" in the ways it will change the nature of the series -- without actually restarting altogether. We've spoken at length about how this could involve Oliver's secret identity going public, but the reveal of the multiverse feels like another (equally viable) layer to that equation as well.
Of course, on the other side of Stephen Amell's comments to EW, there's always the possibility that Oliver and the rest of Team Arrow will come up with a phenomenal lie to mask the presence of the multiverse. With Laurel suddenly running around, they could make up an excuse that she faked her death, had yet another sister, or any other reason with a more grounded rationale. After all, the people of Star City have already gone five years without figuring out that Oliver Queen is its resident vigilante; they're not the most perceptive citizens in the Arrow-verse.
Oliver Queen will return to face off against Black Siren (and plenty of other baddies) when Arrow returns for its sixth season on Thursday, October 12 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW. That said, we've got plenty of other excellent TV shows premiering this fall, such as The Flash Season 4, Stranger Things Season 2, and The Walking Dead Season 8, so check out our fall TV premiere guide to keep yourself up to date on all of them!