CW Network seems to be picking from its own alums for the cast its live action Green ARROW series. In addition to Katie Cassidy, Deadline reported that Willa Holland (Gossip Girl) will play Oliver Queen’s sister, Thea Queen 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
Katie 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.
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.
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.