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The CW Brings DC Archer to Small Screen in Arrow

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Posted on May 20, 2012 AT 08:37pm

This morning TV network, The CW, announced their fall lineup via their blog. Immediately preceding Supernatural on Wednesday nights at 8 pm, will be Arrow, based on the DC Comics’ Green Arrow comic books. Check out this preview of the show:

Arrow is directed by David Nutter and will star Stephen Amell in the lead role of Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Colin Donnell as Tommy, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, with Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance. The official Arrow page on CWTV.com offers a synopsis of the show:

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, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver 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. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.

Back in March, The CW released the first image of the Green Arrow costume and last night, revealed a picture of Oliver Queen with a bow and arrow in his hands. The costume, designed by three-time Oscar winner, Colleen Atwood, implies a different tone of show from the network who gave us Smallville.

 

 The show looks promising. Although, The CW has garnered a reputation for not letting shows live up to their full potential. Let’s hope for the best.

Amanda "Mandie" Marron is a US Navy Veteran, Gamer, Reader, Poet, Xbox Community Ambassador, Battlestar Galactica Aficionado, Wine Connoisseur, and all around geek. Follow me on Twitter: @Caprickah




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