Green Arrow Show Picked Up By The CW

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The CW has picked up the pilot and ordered a series for “Arrow,” an hour-long drama based on the DC’s emerald archer- Green Arrow. This portrayal of Green Arrow isn’t connected to Smallville, where we had Justin Hartley fighting alongside Tom Welling in many an episode.

This take on Green Arrow was created by Green Lantern screenwriters Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim with Fringe co-executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. The series focuses on Oliver Queen, Green Arrow’s alter ego, a wealthy playboy who returns after being shipwrecked for five years on an island. He returns to Starling City, changed from the comics Star City, with bow skills and a yearning to make a difference. Stephen Amell (The Vampire Diaries) stars as Oliver Queen, Colin Donnell is Tommy Merlyn, Katie Cassidy (Supernatural) as Laurel Lance, David Ramsey (Dexter) is John Diggle, Willa Holland is Thea Queen, Paul Blackthorne (Dresden Files) is Detective Lance, and Susanna Thompson (Deep Space Nine) is Moira Queen.

The pilot is directed by David Nutter of Game of Thrones from a teleplay by Kreisberg and Guggenheim and a story by Berlanti and Guggenheim.

The official description for Arrow:

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.

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