Tuesday, July 24, 2012
It's not quite the Green Arrow we are used to - it's a lot darker and this Arrow seems to be carrying a rather large chip on his shoulder compered to our wise-cracking charmer from Smallville but as far as I'm concerned I'm completely SOLD!! It looks fabulous and I can not wait.
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.
This Oliver Queen is played by Stephen Amell who has recently appeared in Vampire Diaries, Hung, New Girl, Private Practice and 90210 to name just a few. This show also stars Kate Cassidy who you may recognise from supernatural and Gossip Girl but who I remember from the movie Monte Carlo!
Thank you CW for putting another Super Hero on our small screens.