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Arrow Season 9: Stephen Amell hints at ninth season return

Published: 4/Nov/2020 13:03

by Emma Soteriou

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Arrow star Stephen Amell has offered to return to his role for one more season, due to the ongoing health crisis. In a recent podcast, the actor spoke about sharing his idea with the show’s producers.

The finale of Arrow, which aired at the beginning of 2020, saw Stephen Amell don his character’s suit one last time.

The show gave fans a satisfying end to the eight-year run, with the finale looking at Oliver Queen’s legacy, following the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover.

Stephen Amell in season 1 of Arrow
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Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen in Arrow

Will Arrow return?

As much as fans may have already come to terms with saying goodbye to the show, it seems it may be making a return sooner than expected.

Having helped establish the Arrowverse for The CW, there’s no surprise that Stephen Amell is already keen to return to Arrow.

On the Inside of You podcast, Amell revealed that he had spoken to the show’s producer, Greg Berlanti, about a revival.

“From my perspective, it wasn’t a far-fetched thing,” he said. This came after the ongoing health crisis meant a lot of actors couldn’t get out to Canada for production. As Amell is Canadian, and currently living there, it would be possible for the actor to continue working.

“I’m here and if I have to stay here, I want to work. If I’m going to work, let’s just figure out a way to bring Oliver back from the dead,” he told the producer.

Unsurprisingly, Berlanti wasn’t too sure what to make of the suggestion, but Amell assured him, saying: “Again, I hope it doesn’t happen. But, can we at least put it on the radar?”

Amell recently suffered a back injury on the set of the latest show he’s working on, Heels, so would be unlikely to be able to get suited up again for quite some time anyway.

That being said, with little news on the show’s spin-off – Green Arrow and The Canaries – and the current crisis not showing signs of coming to an end, the return of Arrow could be the way forward.

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Maisie Williams joins TikTok: Game of Thrones star goes viral with lowkey account

Published: 18/Feb/2021 15:54

by Georgina Smith

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Actress Maisie Williams, best known for her role as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, is going viral after making an account on TikTok – but her lowkey username means that many users are actually stumbling across her account by accident.

The recent buzz surrounding video-sharing app TikTok has got millions of people gravitating towards it to try out some of the viral trends that the app has become most notable for.

This includes a wide range of celebrities who have made accounts to connect with their fans, including Jason Derulo, Lizzo, and more.

The TikTok launch screen phone held by a hand
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TikTok’s user base is growing bigger by the day.

But not every famous person was upfront about their decision to make an account, keeping it quiet to see who would end up finding them first. In November 2020, singer Billie Eilish snuck onto TikTok with a bizarre username that had fans questioning if the account really belonged to her.

Now, actress Maisie Williams seems to be the latest celebrity to join up, under the username ‘lil.hustla.’

The first video from the account was posted on January 30 2021, and she’s since gone on to post many videos that have racked up hundreds of thousands of views and likes.

Her account has already managed to get over 340,000 followers, but that seems like nothing compared to the 10 million followers she has on her verified Instagram account. Although some have dubbed it ‘TikTok’s best-kept secret,’ it seems like the cat is already out of the bag, as some of the star’s videos have up to five million views.

In one video, where people use the Stitch feature to answer the question, “what is your favorite celebrity interview moment,” Maisie included the viral Jimmy Fallon interview in which she pranked viewers by pretending she’d dropped a major spoiler for Game of Thrones.

@lil.hustla

#duet with @kobeoverlebron1

♬ original sound – Hana Williams

This was alongside other videos trying out a variety of filters such as the time warp filter, and recreating some of TikToks’ most popular dances.

While lil.hustla does appear to be Maisie Williams’ actual account as her Instagram account is linked in the profile, she’s not currently verified, and people have managed to make some rather convincing fake celebrity accounts in the past for actors like Tom Holland.

Regardless, the lowkey account has certainly been entertaining fans of the star, and it’s got people wondering which other celebrities could already be on TikTok without anyone else knowing.