After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While he hides the truth about the man he's become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was.
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Look who'll be playing Oliver Queen in The CW's Green Arrow pilot
The CW has done what we all thought was impossible. They've found a new actor to play the Green Arrow, replacing Justin Hartley, who was perfect in the role. Earlier this year, the network green-lit a pilot based on the superhero, and now they've cast the leading role. Are you ready to meet the new Oliver Queen?
According to Deadline, 30-year-old Stephen Amell will headline the Green Arrow pilot. If he looks or sounds vaguely familiar, it's probably because of his multiple guest spots. Amell has appeared on the CW hits 90210 and The Vampire Diaries, as well as HBO's Hung and ABC's Private Practice.
If that's not enough, he also has a Starz connection. Prior to the hiring of Liam McIntyre, Amell was one of the three finalists to replace Andy Whitfield on Spartacus. Luckily for him, that gig didn't work out.
The CW's Green Arrow will center on "the vigilante superhero who fights crime using archery, martial arts and technology under his secret identity as Oliver Queen, a wealthy playboy and billionaire industrialist-turned-outspoken-politician in Star City."
The pilot will be directed by David Nutter, from a script written and produced by Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim.
What do you think of the new Oliver Queen? Does he fit the bill?
The CW's Green Arrow has found his Black Canary, and her name is ...
The CW is wasting no time with its Green Arrow pilot. After a long search, they've finally found Oliver Queen's leading lady. Prepare to break out the fishnet stockings and the leather jacket
According to TV Line, Katie Cassidy will play Dinah "Laurel" Lance in the Arrow pilot. The actress is no stranger to The CW, having appeared on Supernatural, Gossip Girl and the short-lived Melrose Place reboot.
Cassidy's version of Dinah is described as "a young attorney with the City Necessary Resources Initiative who shares a romantic past with Green Arrow's alter ego, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell)." The last time the network featured the character was in Smallville, where Alaina Huffman played the role. Huffman did double duty as both Dinah and her superhero alter ego Black Canary.
The Arrow cast is rapidly growing. Aside from Amell and Cassidy, they've also hired Susanna Thompson to play Moira Queen (Oliver's mom) and David Ramsey as John Diggle, "an ex-military/special forces type" that works as Oliver's private security.
What do you think of the new Dinah Lance? Does the Arrow cast make the grade?
'Arrow' Casts Its Own Captain Jack
John Barrowman will have recurring role in new series
There doesn't seem to be any "Torchwood" coming in the near future, and his effort to land a pilot with Shonda Rhimes didn't go so well.
But don't worry, John Barrowman is returning to American television, and why not alongside another superhero (yeah, we consider The Doctor to be pretty super).
Barrowman will have a recurring role in the new The CW series "Arrow," according to Entertainment Weekly. It's not quite clear who he is playing, but there is some speculation that he could take on popular comic character Stanley Dover Sr.
Dover, according to comics canon, was a demon-worshipper who would end up binding his grandson to a hell demon after attempting to harness immortality. The younger Dover and the demon would appear in "Stanley and his Monster" in the 1960s and 1990s, and would return in a revised version of their characters in the 2000s during Kevin Smith's tenure with the Green Arrow comic books.
All The CW will reveal is that Barrowman will play a well-dressed man who is as "mysterious as he is wealthy."
Stephen Amell will play the DC Comics title character in the series, and will be joined by the likes of Colin Donnell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey and Willa Holland.
Barrowman got a huge introduction to genre audiences in 2005 when he played Captain Jack Harkness -- a time agent trying to make some money on an old piece of space junk during World War II. He would continue on as a companion alongside Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper, before scoring a spinoff of his own, "Torchwood."
There, empowered by Piper's character of Rose absorbing the time vortex of the Tardis, Harkness became immortal -- a key piece of his character, and one that would haunt him in last year's "Torchwood: Miracle Day" miniseries on the Starz premium cable network.
Later, he would have a recurring role in ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as Patrick Logan.
"Arrow" premieres Oct. 10 on The CW.
The CW reveals the second superhero we'll be seeing on Arrow
Arrow has snatched another character from the DC catalogue. The series has cast a new heroine, one who'll give the archer a run for his money. Green Arrow isn't the only vigilante with a score to settle.
The Huntress is coming to Starling City. Arrow has tapped Australian actress Jessica De Gouw to play the famed character. Her incarnation will follow the backstory of Helena Bertinelli, the scorned mob princess.
According to the official description:
"Helena is a potential love interest for Oliver Queen; a fellow vigilante, set on destroying her father's organized crime empire. But Helena's blind pursuit of revenge will put her on a collision course with the Arrow."
De Gouw is set for a multi-episode arc, and scheduled to make her debut around episode six. Lately, Arrow's casting department has been on a roll. Before De Gouw, Torchwood's John Barrowman signed on to play a "prominent figure" and Kelly Hu (X2: X-Men United) was cast as villainess China White.
In 2002, The WB produced another comic-based series called Birds of Prey. It also featured The Huntress, but in that version she went by Helena Kyle (Wayne)—the daughter of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. The role was played by Ashley Scott.
With all these additions, Arrow is getting more interesting by the minute.
I will definitely give this a shot.
So, what does everyone think of the first episode? I thought it was very good, i have high hopes for this one.
yeah not a bad start
but ive said that before and then poof gone
I really like it so far.Hope it will only get better.
I was actually really surprised I watched the promos and was "meh" but i really enjoyed it, has lots of potential. I never read the comics or know much about Green Arrow so I have no clue where the story is going to go or if they are even following how it did go but im dying to see where it goes. For a pilot episode im already hooked that usually doesnt happen for me :D
We're not getting the CW right now ... the channel has been off for a while. Dispute with the cable channel who carries it. I'll try to catch online.
Arrow launches big with over 4 million viewers
The CW’s new superhero drama is off to a big start, giving the netlet its biggest ratings in three years.
The series premiere of Arrow drew 4.14 million viewers last night. This was good for a 1.3 rating in the key demographic of adults 18 to 49, and gave a boost to Supernatural the following hour (2.51 million viewers).
It was the most-watched show on The CW in three years and the biggest premiere since The Vampire Diaries. The premiere also beat NBC’s offering in the 8 p.m. hour; 3.8 million watched Animal Practice.
Arrow stars Stephen Amell as billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, who returns from five years stranded on a deserted island to become a vigilante hero.
Found it online!
I never heard of Arrow before. I really enjoyed watching the first 2 episodes, especially the fitness training and action scenes. It does get a little bit comical though, when he says to everyone "you failed this city". Looking forward to the next episode.
I really loved it - absolute favorite - my kind of TV entertainment (and I do watch a lot) !!
just watched 1x03 and thought: still going strong !!!
Wish I knew more about "how to write" to comment better.
I'll use laymen words like: very entertaining if you are not looking for a deeper sense behind it all (it remains a comic book background), lots of action (that is a "yeah", despite the sometimes all too evident "how did he do that without "cheating"), a story to follow and make you want to come back (hopefully not too much otherwise risking the "once in a while audience" that get lost and lose interest because too much background is missing without continuity).
At episode 3 stronger than, e.g. Revolution at the same point in time. In a way, the story - as is - reminds me a lot of Revenge but Emily can't do as many pull-ups, her looks have to make up for it.
hahaha I love your "Emily can't do as many pull-ups" comment made a actually LOL. I have to say Arrow has got to be one of my most looked forward shows on tv right now and I watch at least 5 shows a night. Arrow just keeps getting better and better and I'm so excited to see where it goes and when he finishes his "list" if the show will end naturally or if more things will happen and he sets out to the save the day once again. I think my favorite thing about Green Arrow is that he does kill people and isn't trying to do all this stuff without hurting a fly.
where are you sam ? Your day seems to have more hours than mine ! If enough people look (watch) I bet find the book has really thin pages - and plenty of them. I sure hope we find out how bad Oliver's father really was and how many people should have crossed the road at rush hour blindfolded.
Oliver "Arrow" Queen and the "rightful dead" remind me of the "real" Jack Reacher (not the small person playing him in the movies !!).
Arrow gets full-season pick-up
It’s the biggest hit in three years for The CW, so this news comes as no surprise: Arrow has been given a full-season order.
The series premiered to 4.14 million people (Live Same Day) earlier this month, with a 1.3 rating for the 18 to 49 demographic (story). The show dropped to 3.55 million (down 14 percent) for episode two and 3.51 million for episode three.
A full-season pick-up means that The CW is asking producers for the “back nine” — another nine episodes on top of the original 13-episode deal. Season One will be comprised of 22 episodes, stretching to next spring.
Thanks for the great news Romeo! I've just watched the first 3 episodes back-to-back and absolutely LOVE Arrow... Stephen Amell's amazing body is in it for a great deal, I admit. :-)
is it good?
yes it's good, it's must watch on tv right now :D
great, i'll try it :)
Just watched the first 3 episodes. A lot better than I thought it would be. Although I pretty much like anything based on DC comics so I'm an easy sell.
I like the show, but i'm not a fan of continual flashbacks to justify the premise for each episode.
I've tried to get into this one but just cannot. To me it doesn't have the appeal Smallville did. I loved Smallville and all the characters in it.
As for flashbacks, I don't like continual flashbacks in any shows.
See I love Smallville and I love Arrow!
Smallville is too goody-goody where as Arrow doesn't hold back, he's a murderer just trying to better the city and create justice...is he a villain or a hero or can he be both?
I never really got into Smallville, but wasn't there a character at some stage playing The Arrow? Or am i thinking of another show?
no your wright
Oliver Queen was a regular character in Smallville. He was a main character in the end.
I love Arrow and the flashbacks are great as you slowly see how he got to who he's become today... Sofar I'm waiting for each episode...desperately. Too bad we see so little of those abs..... ;-)
I like Arrow but the flashbacks have a show of their own now..
this is really starting to shape up to a great show.
Love how every episode ends like most other shows end their seasons :)
Arrow is getting better and better. Last episode before the break (Season 1, Episode 9) was perfection. They used the flashbacks to throw off suspicion of who the bad archer really was. Can't wait for the next episode.
Arrow is now a can't miss show for me. This is really great. I like to mix of story, action, long term and short term plots
probably the one show that really surprised me
thought it would go the same way as all the other superhero shows
Loved episode 10. Definitely getting better.
GreenArrowTV has gotten official confirmation that Arrow Season 1 will have 23 episodes and not just 22 as originally expected!
Nice ending on ep13 arrrrgh.... :)
Just watched the first episode because everybody says its great, but I really dont like it. It's cheesy and too much batman/Lost wanna-be... Just my opinion.
This is one of the show that could have great potential. But so far I am bored out of my skin with it.
It is so much predictable, lots of talking that viewer already guessed because of the slowness of it all. I agree with the comment of ciwifrukt.
It is a bit cheesy (it's dark and cheesy, that's tough to pull off) but it is based on a comic. And in the comic there are a lot of parallels with Batman character). I have found it enjoyable, but I do wonder where it is going... The island scenes I find more intriguing than the current story these days.
probably the biggest surprise for me this season of all the new shows
really thought it would just go the same way like all the rest of the superhero shows down the drain
l'll be the first to admit it's still a bit cheesy but it is watchable