First Clip from the CW’s Arrow

ARROW TV Series - Cast Promo

It’s the CW’s turn at the network upfronts, so that means preview trailers (or in this case, clips) for some of their more anticipated shows, including “Arrow”, aka the “Green Arrow” TV show. The “Smallville” spin-off stars Stephen Amell as D.C. Comics’ Green Arrow, a billionaire playboy who ends up on an island, learns his lesson, and returns home a superhero. Well there’s more to it than that, but that’s pretty much the gist of it. Check out the first look at the cast (above), and a clip of Oliver Queen (that would be Green Arrow’s civilian alter ego) going all Batman on us, finding his Arrow cave and fashioning himself some arrows.

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.

Starring 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.

I’m not a big fan of the voiceover. If you can’t show, maybe you shouldn’t do. Or you’re not doing it well enough. Hopefully they’ll ditch it by the time the show premieres this Fall on the CW.



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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Looks decent. It’s not a true spinoff though, as this has no ties to “Smallville” other than porbably some producers. Still this looks kinda in line with what I always wanted a batman tv show to be. I had the idea of “The Bruce Wayne Chronicles” where we would basically follow Brue around as he trained under different peopl mastering the skills he’d later use as Batman. We’d of course check in on some important Gothamites like Lt. Gordon, Alfred, Luscious Fox, and Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Every two episodes would comprise an arc of sorts where in the first he elarns the skill and in the second he’d have to use it. Ah well i’ll take Arrow since I will never get that

    • W.A.S

      Why aren’t you writing for shows or movies? I usually really like your ideas.

      • Juggernaut

        I was thinking the same thing! That would be a great show!

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          Thanks you guys. That’s be a dream come true. Trying to work my way in, and BH was my first step. If not tv and movies then comics at the least.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

    I dunno……maybe it’s the fact that I’m used to seeing Justin Hartley as Olliver, but I’m still not holding my breath on this series. I think the only reason they didn’t make this show a direct spin-off from SMALLVILLE (which seemed the more logical choice to me) is because they already tried it with the failed Aquaman pilot MERCY REEF (coincidentally also starring Justin Hartley, pre-Green Arrow).

    Also, I wasn’t feeling the voice over at all! Gave me a BLADE RUNNER (Theatrical Version) vibe. The new Ollie looks capable and badass, but it’s just difficult to see this as a Green Arrow show. I don’t see this lasting past 1 or 2 seasons at the most.

    • Juggernaut

      I agree completely. They could have gone two ways with this. They could have gone direct spin-off with Hartley reprising the role and that would have worked or had a new actor, new circumstances and new look and set itself apart from that franchise and that would have worked. Instead they took those two decent ideas, mashed them up and what you get is a not very decent idea. I like the actor and the premise bjt the look and loose tie to Smallville will hamper its success.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        But other than the fact that the character appeared on Smallville there is no connection. That’s like saying Superman Returns and Smallville are connected. Or the “Ultimate Spiderman” and “Avengers Earth’s Mighteist Heroes” cartoons are connected because Iron Fist and Luke Cage showed up on both shows. Besides his look is nothing like Hartley. Hartley was too much a pretty boy for my taste and relied on the crossbow more than I liked. Suit was too plasticy too.

        The voice over gives it the oldschool Noir feel, and they need a bit better writing but I don’t mind the voice over much and it makes it stand out from Smallville too.

  • clarkspark

    I see he uses the same workout routine as me….

    I don’t know, def not feeling this. Cancel this and give the money to Joss and make Firefly instead lol

  • ekadoken

    sound like Batman Begin

  • Alan

    A poor man’s Batman.