Website Deadline is reporting that actor Stephen Amell has landed the high profile roll of Oliver Queen (Green Arrow) on the new series from The CW. Amell has previously had arcs in 'The Vampire Diaries', '90210', 'Hung', and 'Private Practice'. He was also a finalist to replace Andy Whitfield in 'Spartacus'.
Now let's hope that the series turns out to be good!
In a potentially star-making turn, Amell has been cast in the title role on the CW drama pilot Arrow. On the Warner Bros. TV-produced project, described as a modern retelling of the story of DC Comics character Green Arrow, he will play the vigilante superhero who fights crime using archery, martial arts and technology under his secret identity as Oliver Queen, a wealthy playboy and billionaire industrialist-turned-outspoken politician in Star City. David Nutter is directing the pilot written/executive produced by Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim.