Green Arrow must have been successful enough on the CW's Smallville because the network did not wait long after the finale of that show to reveal their plans for a Green Arrow spin-off. In fact, we talked about this only two weeks ago. Now it seems the project has an actor tied to the role of Oliver Queen, and all the pieces of this puzzle are slowly falling into place.
Earlier today Deadline reported that actor Stephen Amell has been cast in the title role of the upcoming CW action drama Arrow. The actor will play Oliver Queen, the billionaire playboy whose skill with a bow and arrow are unparalleled. When Queen isn't playing the part of "industrialist-turned-outspoken politician in Star City," he will be playing the part of crime-fighter with a background in martial arts.
The story will focus on Queen as a 27 year old "reformed bad boy" who had previously spent five years of his life shipwrecked, struggling to survive on the coast of the South China Sea. Fans of the character might notice another familiar name pop up in the show's production credits that include Dinah 'Laurel' Lance, also known to comic fans as Black Canary; one of the founding member of the Birds of Prey and Queen's on-again off-again love interest. Additional character casting information can be found here.== TEASER ==
You might recognize actor Stephen Amell from his appearances on shows like 90210 and The Vampire Diaries as well as Private Practice. Now, he'll be getting a shot at the spotlight. From the little we know about Arrow, it sounds as if the story will be staying relatively true to the comic books. Are you looking forward to seeing Amell as Oliver Queen? Do you think the CW should have gone with actor Justin Hartley, who played Queen on Smallville for several seasons, or is it time he had a new face?