First Photo of Stephen Amell as The CW’s Green Arrow

Here’s your first look at The CW’s previously announced TV series based on the Emerald Archer himself, titled simply Arrow. The show will star Stephen Amell (Private Practice, Hung) in the lead role, which definitely seems to be yet another dark, brooding take on a superhero. The costume, designed by Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland), seems like an interesting, modern update, but come on… enough with the hoods, people!

Arrow is being written by Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern) and it “centers on former billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Amell) who, after being marooned for five years on a remote island, returns with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime.” It hasn’t officially been picked up yet, and based on the low success rate of recent superhero shows, it might be a long shot. What do you think, does Arrow have what it takes? Check out a larger version of the image after the jump.

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  • 1138sw

    that looks cool and to be honest he was hooded as early in the early late eighties and nineties. When I was a kid I remember reading the redone Mike Grell “Arrow” that looked like the picture above! That looks cool! I hope it is picked up!

  • Yeah, I guess if there’s anyone it makes sense for, it would be Green Arrow. I’m just getting so sick of movie posters and promo images of people trying to look badass with hoods.

  • Captain N

    The image is alright but I am sure the show will be your typical CW show.

  • Are Berlanti and Guggenheim just the writers, or do they have production credentials as well? I wonder if the creators of Smallville are involved. I generally like anything that Berlanti is involved with. I even liked “No Ordinary Family.”

  • I think they are also producers on the show. But they are promising it will be “darker” than Smallville.