Photos and video interviews with the casts and talent behind the new CW series ARROW. Enjoy!
ARROW – While not technically a spin-off of The CW’s long-running and extremely popular series SMALLVILLE, there is a very familiar vibe to the new series ARROW that will remind fans of it. In fact, the visual palette and atmosphere takes one right back into the SMALLVILLE-verse. But, in this series, the Green Arrow is portrayed by hot-hunk Stephen Amell (rather than Justin Hartley, who now co-stars on EMILY OWENS, M.D. on the CW next Fall). The fresh take and perspective on the Green Arrow tale makes it easy for new viewers to jump right in and get familiar with the tale of billionaire Oliver Queen, the young heir who was lost at sea, then rescued, and who took on a hero persona in order to reclaim the lost city of his youth.
Re-envisioned by executive producer Greg Berlanti and directed by popular director David Nutter, the pilot feels action-packed and intriguing. They also do a fantastic job introducing the show’s core characters and setting up the long-arcing story of Oliver Queen hiding behind the Green Arrow mask. Helping populate this captivating new world are co-stars Katie Cassidy (GOSSIP GIRL and HARPER’S ISLAND), who plays Oliver’s former girlfriend; Colin Donnell, as Oliver’s best-friend Tommy; Willa Holland (THE O.C.), as Oliver’s rebellious teenage sister; and Paul Blackthorne (THE DRESDEN FILES), as the mysterious Detective Quentin Lance. The show is a simple concept of “a lone hero fighting the good fight against injustice,” but when put together with a compelling cast and other great creative talent, it also makes for a fun TV series for those who love to root for superheroes. (A sneak peek preview of ARROW may be seen HERE.)
“2012 Fall TV Preview: ARROW”
Stephen Amell interview:
Katie Cassidy interview:
Executive producer Marc Guggenheim interview:
Director David Nutter interview: