11:19am PT by Lesley Goldberg
CW Fires Off First 'Arrow' With Pic From Comic-Inspired Pilot (Photo)
Looking to make a splash with its potential return to the superhero genre, the CW has released the first image from its drama pilot Arrow, an adaptation of the long-running DC Comics title Green Arrow.
In the image, seen below, star Stephen Amell dons a green suit designed by three-time Oscar-winner Colleen Atwood and offers a peek at the different tone the project is going after following 10 seasons of telling Superman and Clark Kent's backstory on Smallville.
"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. Arrow is a different show -- darker and harder-edged -- but it's the same core idea," Arrow executive producer David Nutter said. "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."
Nutter will direct the pilot, which will be written by Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim and based on a story by Greg Berlanti and Guggenheim. Melissa Kellner Berman will serve as co-exec producer on the project, which hails from Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TV.
Paul Blackthorne, Jamey Sheridan, David Ramsey, Colin Donnell, Susanna Thompson, Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland and Colin Salmon co-star in the pilot, which is filming in Vancouver.
Check out the image below. What do you think?