With Smallville over, it makes sense that the CW network would want to create another television series based on a popular DC Comics hero. But, after viewing this image for the channel’s upcoming Green Arrow series, the show seems to look a lot darker than the Superman series.
CW released the first image of Stephen Amell in costume in Arrow and I have to say that it looks pretty neat. The costume was designed by Colleen Atwood, whose credits include Chicago, Alice in Wonderland, and the upcoming Dark Shadows.
The series’ pilot director/executive producer, David Nutter, had to say about the show and the costume:
“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. 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.”
Arrow also stars Katie Cassidy (Supernatural) and David Ramsay (Blue Bloods). If the pilot is picked up, the series is likely to debut in the fall of this year.
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