I’m very interested in the development of CW network’s Green ARROW live action series, part of me is wishing it the best, that it could turn out just as successful as Smallville, it’s going to be tough tho because the character Superman is way more popular than Green Arrow who may only attract die hard comic book readers, but we’ll see about this show’s attempt to reach out to wider audience, CW network is after all essentially a soap opera network for teens..
Deadline reported that hottie Katie Cassidy (Gossip Girl, Melrose Place, Supernatural) will play the female lead in ARROW starring Stephen Amell as billionaire Oliver Queen/Star City’s vigilante.
This is a modern retelling of the classic DC Character, the pilot is directed by David Nutter. The series is developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim (the team behind last year’s Green Lantern film) along with Andrew Kreisberg
Cassidy plays Laurel, a young legal clinic attorney who was Oliver’s romantic past. Laurel in the comic book has an alter ego, BLACK CANARY, but it’s not sure yet if that’s the direction that they’ll be taking for Cassidy.
Susanna Thompson plays Oliver’s mother, Moira Queen
Here are their character descriptions based on the previous casting call breakdowns..
A 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.
Dinah “Laurel” Lance
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.
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.
The pilot episode is about 27-year-old reformed bad boy, Oliver (Amell) who after having spent five years shipwrecked on a tiny, brutally dangerous island in the South China Sea, returns to town a different man, a master of the bow determined to do right by his city.