Stephen Amell (The Vampire Diaries) has landed the lead role in the CW’s version of DC Comics’ Green Arrow. David Nutter will direct the project, while Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti, and Marc Guggenheim will write the show. Here is some background on Green Arrow:
Green Arrow is a vigilante superhero who fights crime using archery, martial arts and technology. In his secret identity he is Oliver Queen, living in Star City as a wealthy playboy and billionaire industrialist turned outspoken liberal politician. He is the leader of Team Arrow; he has also been a member of the Justice League and the Outsiders.
The show has been moving through development at a rapid place since The CW picked up the rights, suggesting the ailing network may be keen to get back some of its Smallville mojo.The role of Green Arrow was previously played by Justin Hartley on Smallville.