We’ve already gotten a glimpse of Arrow from the upfronts last month, but now CW has released a new longer trailer that seems to set up the whole season of the DC Comics adaptation attempting to fill the void left behind by the end of Smallville. What’s cool is that this new trailer teases at an interesting bad guy, maybe for the whole series. Unfortuantely, it’s only a quick shot in the whole trailer so it’s the epitome of a tease, so there’s no telling where this can go. Check out the trailer after the jump.
If you enjoyed the first clip from the CW’s super-heroic series, Arrow, you’re probably going to love the full trailer. While the clip featured star Stephen Amell putting all of us men-folk to shame with his uber-athletic portrayal of Oliver Queen, the trailer does a better job at setting up the origin of the titular character, Green Arrow. I was surprised and delighted when Paul Blackthorne (The Dresden Files) featured heavily in the trailer as a resident cop eager to hunt down the vigilante. I also thought, lest my eyes deceive me, that I caught a brief cameo from Smallville star, Kristin Kreuk, but perhaps viewers can confirm/correct me in the comment section. Hit the jump to check out the trailer [and sneak preview] for Arrow, coming to the small screen Wednesday evenings this fall on the CW.
More TV renewals and pick-ups for you today. This round is brought to you by The CW. Here are the headlines:
- Renewals: Nikita, starring Maggie Q, will be around for a third season with an unspecified number of episodes. The Rachel Bilson-starrer Hart of Dixie will see 22 episodes in its second season. Gossip Girl has been renewed for a sixth-season, which may be its last.
- Pick-Ups: The Green Arrow-centric series, Arrow; the Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries and the reboot of the 1980s series, Beauty and the Beast have all been picked up by the network. Medical drama, First Cut, starring Mamie Gummer and mystery series, Cult, are other new additions.
- Cancellations: Freshman series Ringer, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and the bewitched The Secret Circle have been dropped.
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Plenty of good stuff has come out of WonderCon over the weekend, and now The CW has a nice piece of hype as the network has unveiled our first official look at the Green Arrow in their new superhero series Arrow. It shows Stephen Amell as the title hero, and I have to say, this image is pretty damn cool, and almost makes me wish this was the first look at a Green Arrow film as opposed to a network series. Either way, it looks like this will be a satisfying replacement for the now finished Smallville series so fans can still get their superhero fix at The CW. Check out the full image after the jump with a few details on the series.
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.
After learning that The CW was replacing its superhero void left by the end of Smallville with Arrow, based on the DC Comics hero Green Arrow, we were left to wonder who would play the superhero. Well, wonder no more as THR has learned that Stephen Amell has been cast as the titular character. The series follows Amell as a playboy by day who becomes the Green Arrow at night who fights crime in the city with a special bow and arrow. Currently the series is ordered to pilot with Green Lantern duo Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim executive producing and writing the project, so hopefully it will actually make it to air. With Hung canceled, Amell’s schedule was left free and clear for what promises to be quite the opportunity, the same kind that turned Tom Welling into a star after playing Clark Kent on Smallville.
The CW wants to make sure its upcoming slate sounds familiar to you, with three new pilot orders based on established properties.
- Arrow – an hourlong “modern retelling” of the DC superhero comic Green Arrow
- The Carrie Diaries – a Sex and the City prequel that centers on a young Carrie Bradshaw growing up in the 1980s
- Beauty and the Beast – a modern day romance loosely based on the late 80s CBS drama led by Ron Perlman (Beast) and Linda Hamilton (Beauty)
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The CW already delved into DC Comics universe with their recently concluded Superman series Smallville, and writers Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim brought Green Lantern to the big screen last summer. But now THR reports the network and writing duo are teaming up for Arrow, a small screen adaptation of Green Arrow which is currently in development. It’s not surprising considering the response to the hero’s appearance throughout a few seasons on Smallville was pretty strong, however, Justin Hartley, who played Green Arrow in the series, is not attached to this new project. Berlanti and Guggenheim will executive produce the series which serves as the second superhero property in development for Berlanti Productions along with Booster Gold at SyFy. There’s a gaping hole for a fanboy presence on The CW now so we’ll have to wait and see if the Green Arrow can fill it.
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It’s been quite a while since anyone has heard anything about David Goyer’s Green Arrow prison break script, “Supermax”, so long in fact that Columbia Pictures has purchased a completely different script called “Supermax” from actor/writers Christopher Allen Nelson and Mitch Rouse. This time, the titular prison is a top secret facility designed to hold various monsters and supernatural beings. Sounds pretty damn cool to me. Hit the jump if you think so too.