Published On: Fri, Jun 29th, 2012

Arrow gets premiere date, Stephen Amell and Katie Cassidy talk about the show

The CW has announced fall premiere dates for its returning series and new shows, including Arrow, the superhero drama based on DC Comics’ Green Arrow.

Starring Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen , Arrow will premiere Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, a week after the network kicks off its season. The series shares the night with Supernatural.

“Arrow” will come to CW this fall on Wednesday nights

Talking with IGN, Amell described the show’s take on Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow.

“We tried to make him as real as possible. The character doesn’t have any superpowers. Nobody on the show has any superpowers. [Arrow pilot director] David Nutter — I think he said this when a picture of the costume was released — when he made Smallville, he wanted to find the humanity in Clark Kent. We’re looking for the humanity in Oliver Queen too. He’s gone through a ton to get to where he is, and we’re going to explore how he got there. But we wanted to make sure that he was really properly weighted and real.”


Amell is joined by Katie Cassidy from “Supernatural” and says “Arrow” is a bit imitidating.

“It’s a little intimidating, yeah, but when you’re so in it, you have to let that stuff go,” she told Collider. “You can’t think about it ’cause then it just gets in your way.

“I try mainly to just focus on character and what my character’s point of view is, with each person, and try to figure out story. I’m just there to do my job.”

Most of the show centers on Queen, his transition into fighting crime, but fans want to know if there will be any villains from the comic book.

“I know that the people that are working on the show, they love comics. I know that Geoff Johns from DC Comics — he’s a great guy — he was up there [on set],” Amell stated. “I think that he’s going to write an episode eventually. It would be unfortunate if, being a comic book show, we didn’t draw from all the characters in the DC Universe. I hope we do.”

Created by Green Lantern screenwriters Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim and Fringe co-executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, Arrow centers on Oliver Queen, a wealthy young bad boy who, after spending five years shipwrecked on an island, returns to Starling City with a mastery of the bow and a determination to make a difference. Amell is joined by Colin Donnell as Tommy Merlyn, Katie Cassidy (SupernaturalMelrose Place) as Laurel Lance, David Ramsey (DexterBlue Bloods) as John Diggle, Willa Holland (The O.C.) as Thea Queen, with Susanna Thompson (Star Trek: Deep Space NineKings) as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne (The Dresden Files24) as Detective Quentin Lance.

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