Canadian actor Stephen Amell has been cast to play Oliver Queen in the upcoming CW pilot "Arrow" aka Green Arrow.
Still yet to be cast in the pilot are the following characters:
DINAH "LAUREL" LANCE: 28 years old, smart and 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: 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.
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, he is hired by Moira Queen 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, 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.
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.
The pilot will be released by the end of this year. It'll be written by Green Lantern scribes, Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and will be directed by David Nutter.
Written or Contributed by: Zechs
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