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Green Arrow TV Series Planned

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January 12, 2012

A "Green Arrow" television series is being planned for The CW with Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg writing and executive producing, EW reports.

Dating all the way back to 1941 when he made his first appearance in "More Fun Comics" #73, Oliver Queen is a billionaire who leads a double life as expert archer and costumed hero Green Arrow. Over the years, Queen has been a member of the Justice League and even Mayor of his hometown, Star City.

Justin Hartley previously played a television version of the character on "Smallville", becoming a regular cast member in later seasons. It's not mentioned whether or not the new series will connect in any way, but it is noted that Hartley is not being sought to play the role at this time.

"Green Arrow" isn't the only DC superhero being planned for the small screen. Plans for a "Booster Gold" pilot were announced late last year with "Blue Beetle," "Deadman" and "Spectre" series still believed to be in various stages of development.

Of course, just because a network expresses an interest in a pilot doesn't mean that a series will see the light of day, as was the case with last year's proposed "Wonder Woman" series.


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And the late, lamented, Aquaman series.

Whose pilot was better than half of the episodes Smallville ever produced.

Just saying.

It's not like I'm still BITTER about it or anything.

Nope.

Not at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Green Arrow TV Series Planned
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The Green Arrow Pilot Gets a Green Light

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January 18, 2012

The CW has officially given the pilot order for the new "Green Arrow" television series, Deadline reports, though the emerald archer is losing his "green." The show will go with the title "Arrow."

First reported last week, the series will adapt DC Comics'character with a script from Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, who are also executive producing.

"Arrow" joins two other pilot orders, "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Carrie Diaries," both of which you can read about over at ComingSoon.net.


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It COULD have the potential to be decent. Especially if Speedy and Black Canary are involved.

I know a lot of people didn't like Smallville, but the last 2-3 seasons were a cornucopia of DC guest-stars. Some of them were actually quite good.

And GA's "powers" would probably be a lot easier to bring to the screen, so that when a "super villain" makes the scene they could go all out.

The only weakness to it (besides the inevitable CW soap opera elements), is GA's rogues gallery.

Whose his arch enemy? Who is his Joker/Lex/Black Manta? And don't tell me "Merlyn."

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 Post subject: Re: Green Arrow TV Series Planned
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:14 am 
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For a while in the comics they were using Deathstroke as his main "nemesis" which was interesting.

Shado is GA's equivalent to Talia in the Bat-verse.

I've long wanted a GA series to follow in the footsteps of Longbow Hunters, but knowing the direction DC is taking in the books and the base demographic for the CW, I'm not expecting to get it.

I do expect a wealthy young hipster full of angst over which of his hot friends should be let in on the secret of his heroic activities while simultaneously bedding them in his civilian life.

Isn't that how most of the shows on that channel go?

Also, Speedy will be Mia and of an age that she can be a love triangle-ish interest with Dinah/Black Canary.

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Smallville was great.

What wasn't great? It went too many seasons.

When you have 200 episodes (or whatever)...and you have rules (no flights/tights), then the show has to graduate at some point or retire. Probably after 5-6 it should have.

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Details on the CW's Green Arrow Series Emerge

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January 25, 2012

Last week we learned that the CW had greenlit a pilot for "Arrow," a new television series based on DC Comics' "Green Arrow" with Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg writing and executive producing. Today, The TV Addict has gotten their hands on the casting breakdowns, which offer a few clues as to what fans can expect if the show makes it to the small screen.

In addition to confirming Oliver Queen's shipwreck origins, the characters listed below include Dinah Lance, known to comic book fans as Black Canary. Though there's no confirmation that her superheroic alter ego will be featured on the show, its a very likely possibility.

Oliver Queen
A 27 year old reformed bad boy, who after having spent five years shipwrecked on a tiny, brutally dangerous island in the South China Sea returns to town a different man. Or to be more specific, a tortured, thoughtful master of the bow with a ferocious determination to make a difference.

Dinah "Laurel" Lance
28 years old, smart sexy, Laurel is a legal aid attorney determined to use her life as a one-woman war against the 1% following the death of her younger sister Sara. A sister, who as luck would have it, just so happened to have died aboard Oliver’s yacht.

Tommy Merlyn
28 years old and devil-smooth, Tommy is a trustafarian like Oliver, a spectacularly rich young man whose life revolves around parties, clubs, liquor and lots of anonymous sex. Unlike Oliver, he can’t seem to understand his former best friend’s sudden change of lifestyle and direction.

Moira Queen
48 years old, a beautiful woman, Oliver’s mother Moira is a very wealthy woman who is not used to being shaken. Having remarried during the five years that former husband Robert and Oliver were both presumed dead, Moira has had free rein over the Queen billions. Not surprisingly, she’s deeply interested in learning whether or not Robert will also return unexpectedly, to ruin her present marriage and go over the books with a fine-tooth comb.

John Diggle
35 years old, African-American, Diggle is really, really big, a former military man who served with the Army Rangers in Afghanistan, and has been a bodyguard for hire for the last four years. Hired by Moira to be Oliver’s chauffeur and protector, Diggle soon finds he is trapped in a battle of wits, as Oliver repeatedly eludes his protection. But in fact, Diggle’s primary conflict is one of loyalty — he has to show that he’s working for Oliver, not Moira, before Oliver will give him a smidgen of trust.

Thea Queen
17 years old (suggest 17-22 years), Oliver’s Lolita-esque sister, Thea was a 12 year old girl when he went on his infamous yachting voyage — but now she’s a celebutante who’s testing the boundaries of acceptable behavior. Thea loved her big brother with all her heart, and is delighted to have him back in her life — but she’s spreading her wings, and is unprepared for Oliver to become the Bad Cop in the family, restricting her access to boys and drugs.

Dating all the way back to 1941 when he made his first appearance in "More Fun Comics" #73, the comic book iteration of Queen is a billionaire who leads a double life as expert archer and costumed hero Green Arrow. Over the years, Queen has been a member of the Justice League and even Mayor of his hometown, Star City.

Justin Hartley previously played a television version of the character on "Smallville", becoming a regular cast member in later seasons. Hartley is not being sought to play the role at this time and it appears that the show will not have any specifics connections.


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 Post subject: Re: Green Arrow TV Series Planned
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:51 am 
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Just as I thought, overly attractive people in terribly emotive and angsty situations with too big a helping of artificial drama.

There had better be some amazing action and effects sequences or this is relegated to the Twilight crowd before it even gets a pilot shot.

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 Post subject: Re: Green Arrow TV Series Planned
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Like I said, any CW show will have it's "Soap" added in.

I'll give it a shot. I enjoyed Smallville.

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Stephen Amell Lands Leading Role in Arrow

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January 31, 2012

Moving at a seemingly rapid pace, the CW's "Green Arrow" television series, "Arrow", has cast its lead. Deadline reports that Stephen Amell has landed the Oliver Queen role, officially described in the casting sides as follows:

A 27 year old reformed bad boy, who after having spent five years shipwrecked on a tiny, brutally dangerous island in the South China Sea returns to town a different man. Or to be more specific, a tortured, thoughtful master of the bow with a ferocious determination to make a difference.

No stranger to television, Amell has appeared recently on television shows like "Hung", "90210" and "The Vampire Diaries".

Dating all the way back to 1941 when he made his first appearance in "More Fun Comics" #73, the comic book iteration of Queen is a billionaire who leads a double life as expert archer and costumed hero Green Arrow. Over the years, Queen has been a member of the Justice League and even Mayor of his hometown, Star City.


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Katie Cassidy Lands Female Lead Role in Arrow

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February 15, 2012

Katie Cassidy ("Gossip Girl," "Melrose Place," "Supernatural") has landed the female lead role in The CW's Green Arrow pilot "Arrow," reports Deadline. She'll be joining Stephen Amell in the Warner Bros. TV project and is set to play Laurel, "a young legal clinic attorney who shares a romantic past with Oliver (In the comics, the character, Dinah “Laurel” Lance, has a superhero alter ego, Black Canary.)"

Susanna Thompson was also cast yesterday as Oliver's mother, Moira Queen.

The pilot is about a 27-year-old reformed bad boy, who after having spent five years shipwrecked on a tiny, brutally dangerous island in the South China Sea, returns to town a different man. Or to be more specific, a tortured, thoughtful master of the bow with a ferocious determination to make a difference.

David Nutter is directing the pilot, written/executive produced by Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim.


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Willa Holland Joins The CW's Green Arrow Pilot

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February 16, 2012

Following the casting of Stephen Amell as Green Arrow, Katie Cassidy as Laurel and Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen, Deadline reports that Willa Holland ("Gossip Girl," "The O.C.") has been cast in The CW's "Arrow" as well.

Holland will play Thea Queen, Oliver’s celebutante younger sister who’s testing the boundaries of acceptable behavior.

The pilot is about a 27-year-old reformed bad boy, who after having spent five years shipwrecked on a tiny, brutally dangerous island in the South China Sea, returns to town a different man. Or to be more specific, a tortured, thoughtful master of the bow with a ferocious determination to make a difference.

David Nutter is directing the pilot, written/executive produced by Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim.


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First Image Released From The CW's Arrow

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March 19, 2012

The CW has provided us with the first image from Arrow, starring Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen and Arrow.

After being marooned for five years on a remote island, former billionaire playboy Oliver Queen returns with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime.

Arrow’s suit was designed by three-time Oscar®-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood.

Arrow pilot director/executive producer David Nutter said: "When I directed the pilot for 'Smallville,' I knew that making Clark Kent relatable would be the key to audiences believing in him as a hero. 'Arrow' is a different show -- darker and harder-edged -- but it's the same core idea. We're creating a real, believable world in which Oliver Queen can do incredible things. Colleen Atwood's great work on the Arrow costume reflects that effort."

Arrow is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and David Nutter, who is directing, from a teleplay by Kreisberg & Guggenheim, story by Berlanti & Guggenheim. Melissa Kellner Berman is co-executive producer.

Arrow is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television and is based upon characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics.

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DC Comics Adaptation Arrow Debuts a New Still

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May 17, 2012

Offering a different look for the character than the one pictured in the first official still back in March, The CW has released a brand new image of Stephen Arnell from the upcoming series, "Arrow." The show, which will air on Wednesdays this fall from 8:00-9:00 PM, is described as follows:

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. The series stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, 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. Based on characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, ARROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Green Lantern,” “Brothers & Sisters”), Marc Guggenheim (“FlashForward,” “Eli Stone”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Warehouse 13,” “The Vampire Diaries”) and David Nutter (“Smallville,” “Supernatural,” “Game of Thrones”). Melissa Kellner Berman (“Eli Stone,” “Dirty Sexy Money”) is co-executive producer. The pilot was directed by David Nutter from a teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim, story by Greg Berlanti & Marc Guggenheim.

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First Teaser for The CW's Arrow

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May 17, 2012

The CW has released the first promo clip for "Arrow," which will air this fall on Wednesdays at 8:00-9:00 p.m. The show is described as follows:

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.

The series stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, 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.

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