Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Arrow is an upcoming American television series based on Green Arrow, a fictional superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics.
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, whom he was cheating on with her sister before the shipwreck. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Green 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.
Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow
Colin Donnell as Tommy Merlyn
Katie Cassidy as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
David Ramsey as John Diggle
Willa Holland as Thea Queen
Jamey Sheridan as Robert Queen
Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen
Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance
Development and production
The series was picked up by The CW Television Network on May 11, 2012, and is expected to premiere this fall during the 2012–13 television season.
The show is scheduled to air on Wednesdays at 8:00PM Eastern/7:00PM Central on The CW.