Character Descriptions for the CW's GREEN ARROW Pilot Leaks Online
Published: January 25, 2012 - 5:07pm
A pilot episode for the newly proposed series from Green Lantern scribes Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim has been ordered by the CW, home to long running Superman show Smallville.
Over the past several several months since the CW's 10-year long running series Smallville left airwaves, development deals to get other DC Entertainment properties onto television have been continuously revealed. Producer and writer David Kelley recently attempted to bring Wonder Woman back to television this past year, but the pilot was passed over by all the interested networks. Supernatural creator and executive producer Eric Kripke has been tapped to produce a Deadman series. A show based on The Spectre -- DC Comics' Spirit of Vengeance who first appeared in print in January 1940 -- is also in the works, as is a Booster Gold solo series for the SyFy channel.
A Green Arrow pilot is also being pushed forward, based on the comic brand's emerald archer who dresses like Robin Hood and utilizes trick arrows with various special functions to deal out vigilante justice that conforms with his left-wing, ultra-democratic principles. Green Lantern movie screenwriters Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim are on board as executive producers/writers for the planned series. Berlanti and his production company are also behind two of the aforementioned DC TV properties currently being developed. In 2006, Justin Hartley began portraying the character on Smallville and eventually starred in over 70 episodes; he will not star in the new show, which is currently titled Arrow.
Today, descriptions of the central characters who are currently being cast for the series made their way online; here is the listing courtesy of TV Addict:
OLIVER QUEEN - A 27 year old reformed bad boy, who after having spent five years shipwrecked on a tiny, brutally dangerous island in the South China Sea returns to town a different man. Or to be more specific, a tortured, thoughtful master of the bow with a ferocious determination to make a difference.
DINAH “LAUREL” LANCE - 28 years old, smart sexy, Laurel is a legal aid attorney determined to use her life as a one-woman war against the 1% following the death of her younger sister Sara. A sister, who as luck would have it, just so happened to have died aboard Oliver’s yacht.
TOMMY MERLYN - What They’re Looking For: 28 years old and devil-smooth, Tommy is a trustafarian like Oliver, a spectacularly rich young man whose life revolves around parties, clubs, liquor and lots of anonymous sex. Unlike Oliver, he can’t seem to understand his former best friend’s sudden change of lifestyle and direction.
MOIRA QUEEN - 48 years old, a beautiful woman, Oliver’s mother Moira is a very wealthy woman who is not used to being shaken. Having remarried during the five years that former husband Robert and Oliver were both presumed dead, Moira has had free rein over the Queen billions. Not surprisingly, she’s deeply interested in learning whether or not Robert will also return unexpectedly, to ruin her present marriage and go over the books with a fine-tooth comb.
JOHN DIGGLE - 35 years old, African-American, Diggle is really, really big, a former military man who served with the Army Rangers in Afghanistan, and has been a bodyguard for hire for the last four years. Hired by Moira to be Oliver’s chauffeur and protector, Diggle soon finds he is trapped in a battle of wits, as Oliver repeatedly eludes his protection. But in fact, Diggle’s primary conflict is one of loyalty — he has to show that he’s working for Oliver, not Moira, before Oliver will give him a smidgen of trust.
THEA QUEEN - 17 years old (suggest 17-22 years), Oliver’s Lolita-esque sister, Thea was a 12 year old girl when he went on his infamous yachting voyage — but now she’s a celebutante who’s testing the boundaries of acceptable behavior. Thea loved her big brother with all her heart, and is delighted to have him back in her life — but she’s spreading her wings, and is unprepared for Oliver to become the Bad Cop in the family, restricting her access to boys and drugs.