Warner Bros. has released the first image from its upcoming CW series "Arrow," based on the DC Comics character, Green Arrow. Stephen Amell plays Oliver Queen, a former-billionaire playboy embarking on a career of vigilantism after spending time stranded on a desert island for five years. The re-imagined character is being brought to the small screen by "Green Lantern" screenwriters Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim and "Fringe" co-executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. David Nutter, who helmed the pilots of "Smallville" and "Supernatural," will direct, and the hero's costume is designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood.
"When I directed the pilot for 'Smallville,' I knew that making Clark Kent relatable would be the key to audiences believing in him as a hero," Nutter said in text accompanying the image. ""Arrow" is a different show -- darker and harder-edged-- but it's the same core idea. We're creating a real, believable world in which Oliver Queen can do incredible things. Colleen Atwood's great work on the Arrow costume reflects that effort."
Â "Arrow" is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and David Nutter, who is directing from a teleplay by Kreisberg & Guggenheim, story by Berlanti & Guggenheim. Melissa Kellner Berman is co-executive producer.
Based upon DC Entertainment characters, "Arrow" is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.