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This almost 4-minute extended preview for the CW’s new superhero show “Arrow” looks so good and has such great potential that I’m even going to forgive it for the hammy voiceover by the hero. When the producers promised that they were going darker, more “Bourne”-ish with the show, apparently they weren’t kidding. I guess not having a hero who can fly or shoot laser beams out of his eyes sort of helps with keeping the show grounded. It’ll be interesting to see how long they can keep it up, though. At the end of the day, it is a show about a dude with a bow and arrow fighting criminals, after all. But as you can see, this superhero isn’t above snapping some fool’s neck. So in that respect, he’s even more hardcore than Batman.
Billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island. He has been changed by his ordeal and must hide the truth about the man he’s become while making amends for the actions he took as a boy.
Starring Stephen Amell, Colin Donnell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Susanna Thompson, and Paul Blackthorne.
“Arrow” fights back this Fall on the CW.