Though Smallville has come to an end, The CW is taking another shot at a superhero series this fall with Arrow. For those unfamiliar, the show is an adaptation of the Green Arrow comics character with Stephen Amell starring as Oliver Queen, an eccentric billionaire who was recently discovered alive on a deserted island after having been presumed dead for five years. We’ll likely see a number of familiar characters pop up in the series from time to time (China White appears in episode 2), but today we have our first look at Michael Rowe as the DC Comics assassin Deadshot.
The character has a long history in the comics, so it’ll be interesting to see how the CW puts their own spin on his story. Hit the jump to check out the images, and look for Deadshot to appear in the third episode of the season. . Arrow premieres on the CW Wednesday, October 10th at 8 ET/PT.
Images via Huffington Post.
Here’s the synopsis for Arrow:
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.