The CW Reportedly Developing ‘The Green Arrow’ Pilot!
First introduced in 1941, Green Arrow is a Robin Hood-like superhero who uses trick arrows to fight crime, while maintaining the civilian identity of billionaire Oliver Queen.
The CW adaptation will feature an “original story” and will not be based on a specific storyline from the comics, according to Deadline.
Green Lantern’s Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim will write and executive produce the project, alongside The Vampire Diaries producer Andrew Kreisberg.
Justin Hartley previously played Green Arrow on The CW’s Smallville from 2006 to 2011, but is not expected to reprise his role.
David Nutter – who directed the Smallville pilot in 2001 – is thought to be the top candidate to helm the Green Arrow pilot.
In 2010, it was confirmed that The CW was keen to develop a new superhero series to replace Smallville.
In addition to Green Arrow, the network is also developing a Deadman television adaptation with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke.