The CW has recently started screening a new show in the US and it has been picked up by Channel 9 in Australia for screening in 2013.
Arrow premiered in North America on October 10th and is based on DC Comics character Green Arrow, the series will also feature appearances by other DC Comics characters.
Oliver Queen, billionaire playboy, is back in Starling City 5 years after a shipwreck which killed everyone on board, including his father, and I would think left everyone at home presuming him dead.
The synopsis sounds very much like a comic book, which makes perfect sense when you consider that this is the latest in a long line of comic book adaptations. Oliver returns from the island a changed man, during the day he picks up his life as the playboy billionaire but at night he puts on his persona as a masked crusader. The green-hooded vigilante makes it his mission to right the wrongs of his family, thus fulfilling the dying wish of his father who has seen the error of his ways.
It is all very dark and very mysterious with lots of secret identities and hidden agendas. It sounds similar to other comic book adaptations but that could be a good thing as there have been some extremely enjoyable translations.
Oliver Queen/Arrow is played by Stephen Arnell in his first lead role. You may know him from his roles in The Vampire Diaries, 90210, Hung and Private Practice. I finally found trailers for the show and I think that he alone may be reason enough to give this show a chance.
Also gracing our screens in Arrow is Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance who is known for roles in the Melrose Place reboot, as an early Ruby in Supernatural and in Gossip Girl.
The remainder of the main cast is made up of Colin Donnell, best known for his work in the theatre, David Ramsey, previously Dexter’s Anton Briggs, Willa Holland, previously Kaitlin Cooper on The O.C., Susanna Thompson and Paul Blackthorne.
The show was developed by Marc Guggenheim, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg with the pilot episode directed by David Nutter who also directed the Smallville pilot.
I have heard good things about this one and am certainly looking forward to its Australian premiere in 2013.
Will you be watching?