The CW has found its Green Arrow. Deadline reports that Stephen Amell has been cast in the lead role in the drama pilot Arrow. The pilot is being directed by David Nutter and written/executive produced by Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti, and Marc Guggenheim.
Warner Bros. TV is producing the project that is described as "a modern retelling of the story of DC Comics character Green Arrow." 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."
Amell has guest-starred on The Vampire Diaries, 90210, and most recently, recurred on HBO’s Hung and ABC’s Private Practice. The actor was also in talks to replace Andy Whitfield in the lead of Spartacus. From the casting announcement we shared, I am not too excited to see this show.
What are your thoughts on this casting news?