Episode #5-07: "Untitled" Written by: Jack Malone Produced by: The VPN
UPDATED 1/10/2019 - Episode title to be announced. - DC Comics' Black Spider (Ian Anthony Dale) will be a prominent threat in this episode. - A significant event from Kate's (Deborah Ann Woll) past will be touched upon. While producers have said that a future episode will completely "flesh out" this pivotal moment in the character's past, "[episode 7] will reveal the very thing that's changed her life and the direction of her life." - Chloe (Allison Mack) crosses paths with an old foe intent on helping her in a very difficult situation that involves The Penguin (Toby Jones). - A flashback story recounts a tragic event that took place a day earlier. "This is the first, and probably only time, where our flashback story is so recent," series creator Jack Malone revealed, "But it works because one of our characters is grieving from an event that we slowly peel the layers back from through these flashbacks to reveal what they've lost and why it's so monumental." - Three former series regular stars will make an appearance in this episode. - Veronica (Jeri Ryan) has a game-changing request for Lucius (Charles Michael Davis).
Post by Jack Malone on May 20, 2019 20:14:03 GMT -6
The release date for Season 5 has been pushed back. I don't have a specific date yet, but I think it'll be somewhere between July and September. I'll narrow in on one soon.
Basically what happened is that a few weeks back, my laptop's Windows corrupted and I had to reset to factory. I lost episodes 5 and 6 (along with the outlines). So I'm very much rewriting them both from scratch. As much as I've talked about releasing the premiere, and airing the rest of this first half of the season from there, I still don't think it'll work as well as one after the other. Anyway, that's my little update - sorry for the switch-around but Season 5 will be coming soon.
UPDATED 29/03/2019 - Episode title revealed as 'Outcast.' - A flashback story will examine a game-changing event in Oliver's (Justin Hartley) life set between his departure for Star City at the end of Season 4, and the two-year flash-forward. At this point in time, Oliver is running a smooth operation as Green Arrow, beloved by the city, and surrounded by a team of heroes united in their quest to keep Star City safe against a new, prominent threat. - Former series regular stars Elise Gatien and Alaina Huffman will reprise their roles of 'Mia Dearden/Speedy' and 'Dinah Lance/Black Canary.' - Tony Goldwyn ('Scandal') has been cast as Bernell Jones, a reporter in Star City and father of Cissie King-Jones, who will cross paths with Chloe (Allison Mack) in the present day storyine taking place in Gotham.
Slowly getting there. Just broke a majority of the fifth episode, and started writing it the other day. I'm hoping to start airing in April - even if it does end up just being a small run of episodes to start the season off. It's going to be so much easier to make posts and start teasing things once that first episode is out, for sure.
Episode #5-05: "Chasm" Written by: Jack Malone Produced by: The VPN
UPDATED 12/02/2019 - Episode title revealed as 'Chasm.' - While previous episodes have contained a "flashback story," this will be the first episode of the season that doesn't offer a cohesive story in the past but rather it will contain multiple flashbacks relevant to specific characters and their stories. - "This episode really examines our characters at a critical point in the story where the events taking place in Gotham have divided them to a point where they all have different goals, and different means of fulfilling them," series creator Jack Malone told VSGuide, "While their individual paths may cross and align with others, everyone is really confronted with a specific choice to make by the end of the episode and that's where things may diverge." - The Court of Owls have a life-changing offer for one of the main characters.
At least one of yours did. I was expecting a certain archer who wears a yellow hood to become a main character again. I loved when she was apart of the show during S1. And everytime she has come back, I always felt the same emotions as everyone else when she popped up.
That girl will always be my favorite.
Hey, I said that every series regular character will be back in some capacity, and Mia was a regular in Season 1. She'll be back
::coughs, clears throat:: Ahem, sorry, as you can probably tell, this excites me quite a bit. I've wanted Penguin in "Watchtower" for so long, and it's finally happening!! Toby Jones is perfect casting! Thank you, Jack Malone , for making one of my WCHTR 'Final Season Bucket List' points come true!
Alluded to The Penguin in the Christmas Special, and now I'm delivering
Post by Jack Malone on Aug 19, 2018 20:20:13 GMT -6
Exclusive:The Penguin Comes To 'Watchtower!'
Meet the face of Gotham City's corruption! VSGuide has learned exclusively that actor Toby Jones has joined 'Watchtower' in its final season as DC Comics' Oswald Cobblepot, otherwise known as The Penguin.
In the fifth and final season of 'Watchtower,' The Penguin will reveal himself to be a mastermind behind one of the biggest plots to take over the city — a plot that many have tried and failed. His connections are said to run deep, and his shady past and business ventures have established him as the face of the city's remaining corruption that he is expected to bring back to light in full-force. While he shares a past with The Batman, and has been an untouchable thorn in his side for the past decade, it's what he has planned in the present that will make him a memorable opponent for the remaining heroes of the 'Watchtower' universe to go up against in this last instalment of the series.
"The Penguin is as filthy and corrupt as you could get and has become the Kingpin of crime in Gotham — nothing goes down without him signing off on it," series creator Jack Malone told VSGuide, "Every time Batman has tried to put him away for good, a lesser known criminal has taken the fall and The Penguin has weaselled his way out of suffering the consequences."
Jones will debut as The Penguin in the second episode of the season, and appear in multiple episodes throughout Season 5.
Post by Jack Malone on Aug 9, 2018 22:36:14 GMT -6
I haven't made any progress on the opening credits. Whenever I have spare time to do anything related to Watchtower, it's just been writing the scripts. So right now it's future Jack's problem to figure out, hahaha.
OMG! The freaking "Court of Owls"?! I am so looking forward to this coming season! Does this mean someone will be cast as 'Talon'? I'm only vaguely familiar with the Court itself from the comics, and from the animated "Batman vs Robin" film, but still, AHHH!!
Your excitement is making me excited to push through the season and get it done, so thank you.
Talon will definitely be showing up. There's a bit of a twist involved, though. And they'll first appear in episode 2.
Episode #5-04: "Court" Written by: Jack Malone Produced by: The VPN
UPDATED 06/08/2018 — Episode title posted. — This episode will reveal the identity of a "key player" in the Court of Owls. — A flashback story will focus on the character of Julie Madison (Darby Stanchfield) as she takes on a low-level criminal in court in an effort to build a case against the city's biggest crime lord. It's set in the year 2018, and is expected to feature a glimpse into what Batman's (Christian Bale) world, and the city of Gotham itself, looked like two years after the defeat of Maxwell Lord and the departure of Chloe (Allison Mack) as the city's eye in the sky. — Lucius (Charles Michael Davis) discovers something shocking that changes his life forever.
So stoked for this!! Love that we'll be dealing so much with Archer's story and his own journey into maybe becoming a hero in his own right! Also, Arrowette!?!?! Does this mean we'll meet her mother Bonnie?! Will she be some kind of stalker-fan in Ollie's life? Will her dad Bernall be working with Chloe at the Vale Verity?
Anything is possible. I will say, though, that Cissie is a character orbiting Archer's world and playing a supporting role within his story so there won't be too many opportunities to invest in a story about her parents. Mentioned, definitely. Seen once or twice, absolutely. But nothing major.
Post by Jack Malone on Jul 29, 2018 23:23:01 GMT -6
Exclusive: Meet Archer's Best Friends!
VSGuide has learned exclusively that Griffin Gluck ('Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life') and Kiernan Shipka ('Mad Men') have been cast as Archer Sullivan-Queen's (Jace Norman) best friends. Gluck is set to portray Brady Chambers - an original character made for the show - who is described as a "self-proclaimed geek" equipped with with wit as his weapon and a fierce loyalty to his childhood best friend, Archer. Shipka, on the other hand, is set to play DC Comics' Suzanne "Cissie" King-Jones, a "bright and athletic" student who transferred to Star City High School a year ago but has quickly found her home in this trio of friends. Together, they are jokingly referred to by Chloe (Allison Mack) as the "Alphabe-st Friends" due to the A-B-C chronology of their names.
"In figuring out what Archer's world would be and how his life would mirror the legacy of his parents, it felt right to surround him with a similar unit of friends that Chloe had in high school with Pete and Clark and that's what Archer has with Brady and Cissie," series creator Jack Malone explained on the decision to bring these characters into the story. When we meet them, Brady has been the gatekeeper of one of Archer's big secrets and urges him to finally let Cissie in on it when a situation truly forces them to seek help. "There's a big catalyst in the [season premiere] and it doesn't just affect Chloe, it affects all the characters, and so we meet Archer's friends - his support system - through his response to this colossal event."
One thing that should be noted is that in the comics, Cissie is a superhero and a Young Justice member known as Arrowette — an identity that might be the character's destination on Watchtower, perhaps?
"The significance of Cissie being on the show and being alongside Archer is that they're both characters that were raised with superhero parents — Archer's father is Green Arrow, and Cissie's mother was Miss Arrowette — and therefore they both have these potential paths laid out for them to embark on that, as we know, can be incredibly rough and dangerous and scary," Malone told VSGuide, "And that's where Brady comes in as this glue that keeps them together and offers this levity and this warmth and humour to the craziness that is their lives."
Gluck and Shipka are expected to make numerous appearances throughout the season, with their debut appearance expected to take place in the third episode of Watchtower Season 5, titled "Martyr."
Post by Jack Malone on Jul 29, 2018 22:43:11 GMT -6
Exclusive: Charisma Carpenter Books
Multi-Episode Arc as Anti-Oliver Queen Reporter!
Following the news that Watchtower Season 5 picks up with Oliver Queen (Justin Hartley) in office, VSGuide has learned exclusively that Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Charisma Carpenter is set to play one of the Mayor's biggest detractors! The actress is set to portray DC Comics' Victoria Much, a reporter from the Green Arrow: Rebirth comics, who will be adapted for the show as a reporter carrying right-wing conservative views that don't align with Queen's "social justice" ideology and freely offers her political commentary where necessary to resist a possible second term of the current Mayor.
"Victoria is introduced in [episode one] and she's seen on television as part of a segment discussing the re-election campaign of Mayor Oliver Queen, dissecting the words in his announcement and perceiving them - and him - as being dangerous for the city," series creator Jack Malone told VSGuide, "She's a very powerful voice in Star City and despite making her political alignment known to the public - which I feel is something bound to happen in the year 2028 - she's a very acclaimed journalist and career woman who gets her message across on multiple platforms."
However, Victoria won't just exist as a public threat to Oliver's chances of re-election. "She's going to play a larger role in the story in ways that will become clear in the first few episodes of [Season 5]."
Along with this exciting news, the Watchtower creator also confirmed the return of Holland Roden as news anchorwoman Summer Gleeson, a character known from Batman: The Animated Series, and who recurred throughout the fourth season. "One of the things we wanted to do at the end of [Season 4] was to flash-forward and show all the characters having embraced their destiny but we just ran out of time and already had so much in that finale that had to be juggled," Malone revealed, before confirming what that meant for Summer, "There was going to be a scene with Summer as a news anchorwoman as she had always wanted to be... but now we get to show that in [the season premiere]."
Carpenter, who is featured on the official Watchtower Season 5 poster, is set to appear in a handful of episodes throughout the season as part of a multi-episode arc, and will make her first appearance in the season premiere.
I never know what to post so I'm glad you sent some questions, haha
- Will Perry be making an appearance?
He will be back for at least one episode this season. His story in the present is very much finished — I like to think he's living the dream as Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Planet with his partner Pauline Kahn — but there might be something left to tell in the past
- Will Renee and Katherine be sharing any scenes?
One thousand percent yes. The premiere will definitely set up what their dynamic is and how they'll be sharing scenes in Season 5.
- Will Helena ever embrace her mafia roots in any way?
That's not really in the cards for Helena in this final season. She does, however, have an interesting new job in the premiere
- Will Archer interact at all with Aunty Lois and Uncle Clark? (okay, I know they're not technically that, but still!)
I'm pretty sure we'll get to see them interact at some point in the season. Clark Superman plays a huge role in Archer's story/journey.
- How are Karl and Lucius doing?
It's a bit of a mystery, much like it is with all the characters. I'm definitely leaning into the big question mark hanging over all the characters and their relationships ten years later and a lot of the fun, especially in these first few episodes, is to slowly figure out what's been going on, where these characters are at now, and how that informs where they're headed. For Lucius and Karl, things will be peeled back a little slower but there is a story there and it ties into a bigger picture down the line. Obviously with Lucius being a regular this season, his love/family life is an important aspect of exploring the character in a larger capacity so you can expect Karl to be involved in S5, too. But there is a bit of a mystery as to something going down during that time-jump that's affected them.
- Will Ollie have his classic goatee?!
It's gone in the present, but it was there in the past and maybe it'll come back before the end.