Thursday, May 17, 2012

Archery is The New Vampire - "Arrow" TV Series First Clip

I'm calling it now - Archery is the New Vampire - and I'm cool with that.

The new fall CW series is based on DC Comic's Green Arrow. As revealed in the description,
even while changing up the parental/family dynamics, as with his Smallville appearance the
new series doesn't shy away from Oliver Queen's essential similarities to Batman/Bruce Wayne.
But in a surprise twist - the show also seems to be working in a story element from Spider-Man!
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine. 

An while the original comic book Green Arrow's look was inspired by Errol Flynn's
Robin Hood, the CW looks like they may have been thinking more about the other Archer
(the Avenging one in purple & black) when they cast Stephen Amell.

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