If these new posters from the CW’s second season of Arrow are any indication, then newcomer Grant Gustin better renew that gym membership. The Glee star was recently added to the show’s line-up as Barry Allen, aka The Flash. While he’ll only show up in three of the season’s episodes, he’ll have to hold his own against star Stephen Amell and co-stars David Ramsey, Colton Haynes and Manu Bennett (what, no Paul Blackthorne?), who show off their chiseled physiques in this new batch of Arrow posters. The CW sure does know their demographic!
Arrow returns for its second season on Wednesday, October 9 at 8/7 PM CT on the CW. Hit the jump to check out the posters.
With Batman and Superman poised to team up in the near future the DC universe is about to blow up on the big screen, but until then you can get your weekly DC fix with Arrow. The CW show stars Stephen Amell as the vengeful vigilante of Starling City, and in its brief runtime Arrow has already brought to life a good number of DC characters, both beloved and semi-obscure. Season two looks ready to take things to the next level with a slew of new characters (and the continually impressive guest stars who play them) ready to muck things up for The Hood as he tries to deal with the ramifications of season one’s catastrophic finale.
In anticipation of their Comic-Con panel the cast and crew spoke with the press. They talked about their approach to a second season, the long-term consequence of the season one finale, what’s in store for fan favorite characters, new characters to expect in the coming season, and more. Check out what they had to say after the jump and be aware there are some spoilers.
Summit Entertainment and OddLot Entertainment announced today that production has begun on director Ivan Reitman’s sports dramedy Draft Day. The film takes place within the span of one day, the day of the NFL Draft, as Kevin Costner plays a general manger who has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. As the day’s events unfold, “he must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.”
Filming is underway in New York, where the production will shoot some scenes at the actual 2013 NFL Draft. Once that is complete, filming will move to Cleveland. The ensemble includes Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Ellen Burstyn, Frank Langella, Josh Pence, Rosanna Arquette, Timothy Simons and 42 star Chadwick Boseman, and the start-of-production press release notes that Terry Crews and Sean “P. Diddy” Combs have also joined the cast. Hit the jump to read the full press release, which includes the entire cast listing.
Over the past 30 years, PaleyFest has held panel sessions and screenings that connect the worldwide community of television fans with the casts and creators of their favorite TV shows. One of the drama series celebrated this year was The CW hit Arrow, and Collider was there to get the scoop on what’s to come in the Season 1 finale and what’s in store for Season 2.
While there, we got the opportunity to speak with executive producers/writers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, along with actors Stephen Amell (aka The Arrow) and David Ramsey (who plays John Diggle). The actors shared their reactions when they heard what the Season 1 finale would entail and talked about what they’ve enjoyed about playing their characters, and the creative team gave some insight about where things are headed for the remainder of this season, how getting an early Season 2 renewal allowed them to get specific with the threads in the finale, that they’ve had 60% of the ideas for this season in their heads since the beginning, how much the big Arrow identity reveals have opened up the story, the biggest challenges in making this show, every week, and that they’re striving for a finale that both gives a sense of closure and also leaves you with enough cliffhangers and nuggets that you’re anxious for more. Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are spoilers.
The CW is casting up for Arrow, a drama series based on the DC comic Green Arrow. Last week Stephen Amell (The Vampire Diaries) signed on to star as the playboy who moonlights as a hooded superhero, fighting crime with his enhanced arrows. Variety reports David Ramsey (Blue Bloods) will join the pilot as John Diggle, “a former military man now working as a bodyguard for hire who soon finds he is trapped in a battle of wits, loyalty and trust.” Diggle is a new character not found in the comic books, though the surname could be a nod to Green Arrow: Year One writer Andy Diggle. Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern) are producing Arrow along with Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe).
Hit the jump for details on Bridesmaid co-star Wendi McLendon-Covey‘s role in a new HBO series.
For some reason, television and its viewers find the most fascinating stories within the lives of cops, lawyers and doctors. Police procedurals, medical dramas and legal dramas have been around forever, and every season we wait to see which ones will stick on the networks new series line-up. For the life of me I don’t know why, but I’ve never found myself caught up in a police procedural or legal drama. With Jimmy Smits taking a turn as Cyrus Garza, a gambling, slightly chauvinistic, though surprisingly conservative Supreme Court Justice turned ethically charged attorney in NBC’s new series Outlaw, there was hope to fill at least one of those voids. So what’s the verdict? Find out after the jump.