Has the CW Network hit a bullseye with actor Stephen Amell? The actor will play DC’s playboy/vigilante Oliver Queen in the pilot Arrow according to Deadline. The actor was recently on The Vampire Diaries, New Girl, Private Practice and has appeared on 90210, Blue Mountain State, Dante’s Cove, and the television movie Justice for Natalee Holloway.
On HBO’s Hung Amell played a rival prostitute and was a finalist to replace the late Andy Whitfield on Starz Spartacus: Vengeance.
According to Comic Book Resources Dinah Laurel Lance will appear in the pilot as a crusading lawyer. No word on if the character will have the same DC Comics alter ego, Black Canary.
And a reminder for fans of the comic book – the legendary Ann Nocenti is taking over the Green Arrow series in March.