Thursday, May 17, 2012

A clip and synopsis for the Arrow TV series

No, this isn't about the life and times of John Fallon. But it is an adaptation of DC Comics classic character the Green Arrow . . . sans the green part.

The series is scheduled to air on CW this fall, and we've got a little clip from the pilot below. But you need to read the lengthy synopsis for the series first. Because we're mean that way. Here it is:

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.

I actually dig the idea of a Green Arrow TV series. The character, especially the Mike Grell Longbow Hunters era, is ripe for just such a treatment. If done right, this could be good.

The series stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow. Now we'll shut up and let you watch the clip already.


  1. It sounds good- but other than "Smallville," DC really hasn't had much luck with TV shows.