There’s news of a Green Arrow TV series on its way from the CW Network. There’s not much other info, but a teaser trailer, a synopsis and a few publicity shots have made it onto the web and it doesn’t look half bad.
Green Arrow isn’t one of DC’s most popular characters, but he has had his fair share of screen time, most notably in Smallville and a handful of animated movies.
He’s a super hero of sorts, but he doesn’t really have any special powers. He’s just very agile, is a crack shot with a bow-and-arrow, and is a master of technology with his special trick arrows – he’s quite literally a modern day Robin Hood.
From what I can see, this new series – called Arrow – has fairly good production value and could actually be quite good. And with Jeremy Renner ripping it up in The Avengers as Hawkeye, who knows, we may be in for a new craze: Archers. Anything’s better than Vampires right now.
Here’s the synopsis:
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years, before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific.
When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island.
While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance.
As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory.
By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness.
However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.
And some publicity art:
And the teaser:
Wash is our resident uber-geek. He sleeps on a pile of comics, speaks fluent Klingon and spends his weekends unleashing all manner of Hell on the battlefields of his PC. If it’s related to gaming, comics, sci-fi or any other form of geekitude… chances are Wash has his sticky paws all over it.