The CW has found its Oliver Queen, and it's not the one from Smallville
. According to Deadline
star Stephen Amell has been cast as the archery loving superhero Green
Arrow in the new CW pilot from Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim.
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The role was popularly played by Justin Hartley on the CW drama Smallville
, but as the new show has no connection to it, it's no surprise that they went for a new Green Arrow.
Amell is no stranger to working with the CW. Last season he played Brady, a werewolf, on The Vampire Diaries
, and earlier this season he played Jim, the presumed dead friend of Liam on 90210
Amell currently has a recurring role on ABC's Private Practice
and he starred in the third and final season of HBO's Hung
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While I will always love Hartley as Green Arrow, I like the choice of Amell. He's good-looking enough to be a CW star and he's proven himself as an actor, whether he's playing a charming goofball (Hung
) or a deadly villain (The Vampire Diaries
What do you think of Stephen Amell playing Green Arrow?
Source: Deadline(Image courtesy of ABC)