More details on The CW’s “Arrow”

Source: The TV Addict

UPDATE 2/9/12: Stephen Amell has landed the lead in “Arrow”. Read more on TV Guide.

The CW network announced that they had three pilots in the works, one of which includes “Arrow”, which will explore the DC Comics’ character Green Arrow aka Oliver Queen. This is not the first emergence of Green Arrow on the network. Green Arrow/Oliver Queen was a regular character seen on “Smallville” and was played by Justin Hartley. However, it appears Hartley will not be affiliated with the show.

On the flip side, more details have emerged on which characters they’re planning to cast for the new show. One of the characters of note is Dinah “Laurel” Lance aka Black Canary. In the comics, Green Arrow and Black Canary are an item whereas in “Smallville”, Oliver Queen/Green Arrow ends up with Chloe Sullivan which was a character made up for the show [Smallville] when it first began in 2001. Seems the new series, “Arrow”, will stay closer to the comics.

Click the link below to see which characters they are casting. Got ideas on who should play what? Share them in the Comments section!

27 year old reformed bad boy, who after having spent five years shipwrecked on a tiny, brutally dangerous island in the South China Sea returns to town a different man. Or to be more specific, a tortured, thoughtful master of the bow with a ferocious determination to make a difference.

28 years old, smart sexy, Laurel is a legal aid attorney determined to use her life as a one-woman war against the 1% following the death of her younger sister Sara. A sister, who as luck would have it, just so happened to have died aboard Oliver’s yacht.

28 years old and devil-smooth, Tommy is a trustafarian like Oliver, a spectacularly rich young man whose life revolves around parties, clubs, liquor and lots of anonymous sex. Unlike Oliver, he can’t seem to understand his former best friend’s sudden change of lifestyle and direction.

48 years old, a beautiful woman, Oliver’s mother Moira is a very wealthy woman who is not used to being shaken. Having remarried during the five years that former husband Robert and Oliver were both presumed dead, Moira has had free rein over the Queen billions. Not surprisingly, she’s deeply interested in learning whether or not Robert will also return unexpectedly, to ruin her present marriage and go over the books with a fine-tooth comb.

35 years old, African-American, Diggle is really, really big, a former military man who served with the Army Rangers in Afghanistan, and has been a bodyguard for hire for the last four years. Hired by Moira to be Oliver’s chauffeur and protector, Diggle soon finds he is trapped in a battle of wits, as Oliver repeatedly eludes his protection. But in fact, Diggle’s primary conflict is one of loyalty — he has to show that he’s working for Oliver, not Moira, before Oliver will give him a smidgen of trust.

17 years old (suggest 17-22 years), Oliver’s Lolita-esque sister, Thea was a 12 year old girl when he went on his infamous yachting voyage — but now she’s a celebutante who’s testing the boundaries of acceptable behavior. Thea loved her big brother with all her heart, and is delighted to have him back in her life — but she’s spreading her wings, and is unprepared for Oliver to become the Bad Cop in the family, restricting her access to boys and drugs.

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