31 January 2012

CW casts a new 'Green Arrow'

For those longing for the halcyon days of Smallville and Justin Hartley’s recurring, then series regular role, as the Green Arrow, get ready as the CW has ordered a pilot for the DC superhero called Arrow. But Hartley will not be Oliver Queen, as the role has gone to relative newcomer Stephen Amell, a Toronto born 30 year-old actor who has worked steadily in Canada, but has also made appearances on American shows such as 90210, CSI and NCIS: Los Angeles. He also was part of the cast for the second season of The Vampire Diaries. He’s also shown off his sexy body on Queer as Folk, Dante’s Cove and Hung. Amell will play the vigilante superhero who fights crime using archery, martial arts and technology under his secret identity as Oliver Queen, a wealthy playboy and billionaire industrialist-turned-outspoken politician in Star City. David Nutter is directing the pilot, written/executive produced by Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim.

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