Pilot

Series 1 - Episode 1 Pilot

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Review

The latest superhero to aim for the bullseye is Oliver Queen, playboy and part-time Robin Hood. Based on DC Comics character Green Arrow, the toned toxophilite perfects his skills after a boating accident leaves him stranded on a remote island for five years.

Returning home with a cryptic agenda and flashes of back story,
he resolves to tackle corruption in the city with a quiver of specially adapted projectiles. It’s a convoluted set-up and we’re not yet on side with Queen (Stephen Amell), but the Dark Knight approach works well, the action is brilliantly handled and it’s great to see Strictly hopeful Colin Salmon put in his best moves as a shifty suit.

Summary

A billionaire playboy goes missing after a violent shipwreck that also claims the lives of his father and girlfriend's sister. But five years on he suddenly returns home alive and well, with a secret alter-ego - Arrow, a bow-wielding vigilante out to clean up his corrupt city and take down a list of targets given to him by his father before his death. Pilot episode of the superhero adventure, starring Stephen Amell, Jamey Sheridan, Susanna Thompson, Willa Holland and Katie Cassidy.

Cast & Crew

Oliver Queen Stephen Amell
Laurel Lance Katie Cassidy
Tommy Merlyn Colin Donnell
John Diggle David Ramsey
Thea Queen Willa Holland
Moira Queen Susanna Thompson
Quentin Lance Paul Blackthorne
Robert Queen Jamey Sheridan
Walter Steele Colin Salmon
Joanna De La Vega Annie Ilonzeh
Sara Lance Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
Adam Hunt Brian Markinson
Lucas Hilton Roger Cross
Director David Nutter
Executive Producer Greg Berlanti
Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim
Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg
Executive Producer David Nutter
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