Green Arrow casting for Televison series

#1 Edited by cattlebattle (13347 posts) - - Show Bio

This was released for the new Green Arrow TV series being developed  
 
Notice Black Canarys alter ego is present, however, it is not actually confirmed she will be on the show as Canary. It is also confirmed Oliver will have his shipwrecked origins like in the comic
 



Oliver Queen
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.

Tommy Merlyn
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.

Moira Queen
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.

John Diggle
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.

Thea Queen
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.

#2 Posted by BlackArmor (6138 posts) - - Show Bio

I...... reluctantly approve of this turn of events

#3 Posted by soccersss (537 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmm...don't know how I feel about this. Dinah & Merlyn making regular appearances so the show does have some promise. As long as the cast don't butcher the characters, the show might actually be a lot better than I initially expected.

#4 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34908 posts) - - Show Bio

hmmmm

#5 Posted by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

once they say who they are casting, i will be able to make a better decision

#6 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23238 posts) - - Show Bio

That actually looks pretty damn solid. It'll all depend on how they cast Oliver, and if they mistakenly go the "hot guy/bad actor" route (see Anakin in the Star Wars prequels).

Looks like they're incorporating the fantastic Year One story, which is only a good thing.

#7 Posted by TheRedRobin96 (334 posts) - - Show Bio

5 years on an island??? I hope they change that to something like 7-9 months. Thea should go away. Then I seriously think this could be an amazing show!!! I hope they do a 2 part episode about the year one story line. I also hope that there is some comic continuity in the show.

#8 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23238 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheRedRobin96 said:

5 years on an island??? I hope they change that to something like 7-9 months. Thea should go away. Then I seriously think this could be an amazing show!!! I hope they do a 2 part episode about the year one story line. I also hope that there is some comic continuity in the show.

7-9 months isn't long enough to master the bow the way Ollie has. 5 years of using it as the sole form of weaponry to keep yourself alive, on the other hand? Definitely enough time. 
#9 Posted by TheRedRobin96 (334 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt: Personally I find 5 years kind of long, I would be fine with 3 years max.

#10 Posted by entropy_aegis (15431 posts) - - Show Bio

Since when was Merlyn a Tommy boy?

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#11 Posted by Billy Batson (58293 posts) - - Show Bio

John Diggle?
Where did the get the name from? From Andy? ;)
BB

#12 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks good.

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