Move over Smallville, The CW is ready to dust off another superhero and bring him into prime time. Long gone are the days of Clark Kent in spandex disguise; these days our superheroes are wearing hoods and loaded with an arsenal of arrows. The exciting new fall show Arrow, however, features the story of Oliver Queen and goes far deeper than a costume change for his super-persona, Arrow.
Arrow is based on DC Comics??? ???Green Arrow.??? But this isn???t your childhood comic book come to life. Compared to the dark, stormy backstory of Arrow, Smallville looks like a campy dramedy. Queen, played by Private Practice???s Stephen Amell, is a long-thought-dead millionaire playboy who resurfaces after a storm leaves him stranded on a dangerous island. He returns to his family and friends??? open arms and difficult questions about the fate of others lost in the storm. The problem is that Queen isn???t ready to talk. The answers are too difficult, and possibly too deadly, to share.
What Queen did learn in his time shipwrecked is that knowledge is indeed power. As he resumes the outward appearance of his party-boy ways, his true self turns into a vigilante called Arrow. Arrow takes the knowledge learned and power gained while lost and manifests it into a fight to right the wrongs in his city. These activities bring him closer to his ex-girlfriend, Laurel, played by Gossip Girl???s Katie Cassidy and his best-friend Tommy, played by Pan Am???s Colin Donnell.
The CW has found a new show, and star, that could potentially rival its big guns -The Vampire Diaries, America???s Next Top Model and the now extinct but former high achiever, The Secret Circle. This show should easily draw the guys to the television with its dark superhero storyline and strong action sequences. The key will be pulling in the female demographic (follow the muscles, ladies) and keeping them emotionally engaged and psychologically titillated. Once they???re hooked on the storyline (and Stephen Amell) they???ll stay around for good. I know I???m ready for a (third) replays of the pilot and all the secrets to be unraveled in the coming episodes. DVR this one, folks, because you???ll want to see each episode more than once!
Series Premiere Wednesday, Oct 10th 8pm here is a glimpse of the preview of “Arrow”