Arrow is an American action adventure television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg. It is based on the fictional superhero Green Arrow, a costumed crime-fighter who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. It premiered in North America on The CW on October 10, 2012, with international broadcasting to take place in late 2012. The series follows billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, portrayed by Stephen Amell, who, after five years of being stranded on a hostile island, returns home to fight crime and corruption as a secret vigilante whose weapon of choice is a bow and arrows. Arrow will also feature appearances by other DC Comics characters. To assist in promotion, a preview comic book was released to tie into the television series.
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. Oliver returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs of his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), former police captain Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) and brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum).
Newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy, Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity – but they’re no longer the only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.
|SEASON 5||SPIN-OFFS||WEB MEDIA||OTHER MEDIA|
|01 LEGACY||CW FLASH||SEASON TWO: BLOOD RUSH||WWE SUMMERSLAM 2015|
|02 THE RECRUITS||CW LEGENDS OF TOMORROW||SDCC 2015 WBTV|
|03 A MATTER OF TRUST||CW SEED VIXEN||ROBOT CHICKEN|
|05 HUMAN TARGET|
|06 SO IT BEGINS|
MONITOR'S NOTES: Vote for Oliver Queen for Mayor of Star CityEdit
Arrow Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim has shared Oliver Queen's campaign button. Like in the comics, Oliver Queen is running for Mayor of Star City. In the show, Ollie was inspired by an old Queen family friend, Jessica Danforth (Jeri Ryan), who had aspiration for the position but pulled out after the fiasco with her daughter being kidnapped. Funny enough, it was Green Arrow's message to the city that inspired her to run. So in a way, the vigilante inside of Ollie made the political side of him emerge.