CW’s “Green Arrow” has a Black Canary

Casting moves ahead on the CW’s “Arrow” series, don’t you know?

That’s “Arrow” as in “Green Arrow”, in case you were wondering – are the CW trying to prevent any non-geek confusion with “Green Lantern” by ditching the colourful honorific in the title?

Your Oliver Queen is being portrayed by this cat –

But can he shoot a bug off your nose with an explosive arrow?

That’ll be Stephen Amell, who’s previously been in lots of things that I don’t watch, like “Private Practice” and “Hung”, and he seems like a handsome enough fellow who – seemingly like just about everybody working in Hollywood – is Canadian.

And your Dinah Lance/Black Canary is –

Katie Cassidy - CW mainstay, now in "Arrow"...

Katie Cassidy, who had a memorable recurring turn as Ruby on “Supernatural” (aka, ‘that show which I keep recommending to people who think that it’s just going to be glowering cute boys facing off with demons’).

Your proverbial safe pair of hands, director David Nutter, is calling the shots on the pilot which we’ll hopefully see in the Autumn, via entirely legitimate broadcast means (and not one of those inter-torrent thingies).

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One response to “CW’s “Green Arrow” has a Black Canary

  1. Geek Soul Brother

    I don’t know. It may work, but I smell a reincarnation of ‘The Cape’. Hope I’m wrong.

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