It seems October is right around the corner, and many fans of the DC Comics character Green Arrow are anxiously anticipating the first episode of 'ARROW,' set to launch on the CW this fall. We've seen the trailer for the upcoming show, as well as the reveal of his costume, but up until now we hadn't really heard a whole lot from the people behind the show and what kind of a direction we will see.
'ARROW' will obviously be a darker and grittier take on Green Arrow/Oliver Queen's character, and one that executive producer Andrew Kreisberg claims will be more "grounded in reality." According to him, fans will see a darker and different take on the character, and we will see "an Oliver that is more troubled."
"Our take on the character is less superhero and more Jason Bourne/Ethan Hunt. Keeping it grounded in both a physical and emotional reality."
'ARROW' executive Producer Marc Guggenheim went on to stress that this show will be more of a crime-thriller. According to him, there won't be any random acts of violence, and if he has to kill, "he'll do so for necessity."== TEASER ==
Based on everything we've seen from the trailers and early images, it's clear that this is indeed a more serious, darker, and grittier take on Green Arrow and probably one of the most different shows on the CW's line-up for this coming fall. But even though the show won't be so "superhero," that doesn't mean that the creator behind the show aren't taking any inspiration from the comics. According to Guggenheim, the people behind 'ARROW' have taken a lot of inspiration from GREEN ARROW: YEAR 1 and GREEN ARROW: THE LONG BOW HUNTERS.
Minor changes will be made to Oliver Queen's character as well as his supporting cast, however. Queen's parents, for example, will both be alive and kicking (at least at the start of the show) and Queen will also be given a younger sibling appropriately nicknamed "Speedy." The show will lead off with Oliver and his list of people he is seeking vengeance against, but according to Producers, Green Arrow will "give the bad guy of the week the opportunity to do the right thing." As for whether or not we will see Black Canary make an appearance on the show, actress Katie Cassidy left things open ended with a "maybe."
What do you think so far about the upcoming 'ARROW'? From what you have seen, do you like the direction producers have taken with the character? Do you think Justin Hartley should have been Green Arrow instead?