Friday, February 10, 2012
CW makes the Green Arrow series a go
The CW has found its Green Arrow.
Hung's Stephen Amell has been cast as the character made famous by the long-running DC Comics series, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Amell, whose credits also include episodes of Private Practice and the CW's The Vampire Diaries, will play the playboy by day -- who, like Batman -- secretly saves the city by night with his enhanced arrows.
Amell becomes the latest actor to play the part on the network, with Justin Hartley playing the character on the CW's Smallville.
The CW ordered Arrow to pilot earlier this month. The retelling of the legendary comics character hails from Green Lantern duo Greg Berlantiand Marc Guggenheim, who will executive produce and pen the project alongside Fringe co-EP Andrew Kreisberg, with whom they worked on Eli Stone.