Arrow: First Look at The CW’s New Superhero Drama

ArrowThe CW has been without a superhero show for a year, but all that’s about to change when Arrow premieres in the fall.

Taking over Smallville’s old spot as the lead-in for Supernatural, Arrow brings the Green Arrow character that also appeared in Smallville to a brand new show, one that’s intended to be a darker exploration of superhero mythology.

Billionaire playboy Oliver Queen begins a new stage in his life after a terrifying shipwreck. Missing and presumed dead for five years, he’s finally discovered alive on a remote tropical island in the Pacific Ocean. Oliver returns home to Starling City, where he is welcomed home by his mother, Moira, his sister, Thea, and his best friend, Tommy. But his loved ones sense that Oliver was greatly changed by his experiences over the last five years.

Like a lot of superheroes, Oliver wants to hide the man he’s become, but he also wants to make amends for the sins he committed when he was younger. So he creates the secret persona of Arrow to help defeat criminals and restore the former glory of his city.

But there are people who aren’t happy about the Arrow’s vigilante ways. Detective Quentin Lance (the father of Oliver’s ex-girlfriend, Laurel Lance) would like nothing more to arrest Arrow. And it turns out that not all of his loved ones are happy about his return. It appears that Oliver’s mother, Moira, knows more about the shipwreck than we’ve been led to believe, and she’s definitely not the kind of woman you want to mess with.

The series stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Colin Donnell as Tommy, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, with Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance.

Watch a trailer and sneak peek for Arrow below, which will be airing on Wednesday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

For more about The CW’s 2012-2013 schedule, click here.


Add Comment

Chesapeake Shores
Five Shows to Watch if You Like Chesapeake Shores
Walking Dead Season 10
Scoring for the Undead: Interview with ‘The Walking Dead’ Composer Sam Ewing
This is Why BoJack Horseman is Ending After Season 6
Haunted
Is the Netflix Show “Haunted” Real or Fake?
The Five Best Lupita Nyong’o Movies of Her Career
Patrick Stewart X Men
The Five Best Patrick Stewart Movies of His Career
Zoe Kravitz is Cast as Catwoman: Is it a Good Fit?
Peter Pan
Ranking The Top Five Peter Pan Movies of All-Time
Tanner Sterback
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Tanner Sterback
Kirk Medas
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Kirk Medas
Amy Pietz
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Amy Pietz
Cassady McClincy
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Cassady McClincy
Kite Man
In Case You Want to Know who Kite Man Is
Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles
The Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles Will Be Teaming Up
Venom Hulk
The Venom Hulk has Arrived and It’s As Awesome as It Sounds
Black Manta
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Black Manta
Super Anime
Check Out Mario & Luigi: Super Anime Brothers
Black Fox
What We Know about the Black Fox Anime Feature Film So Far
Golden Kamuy
Why You Should Be Watching Golden Kamuy
The Quintessential Quintuplets
Why You Should be Watching The Quintessential Quintuplets
Galaga
Baby Crocodiles Sound Exactly Like The Arcade Game Galaga
Why They Should Make “The Revenant” Into a Video Game
Swap
This Mario and Yoshi Body Swap is Really Freaky, Period
Roblox
How Roblox Grew To Over 100 Million Active Users