Who's in it? Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen (pictured). Also stars Colin Donnell as Tommy, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, with Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne as Det. Quentin Lance. What it's about: Based on the DC Comics hero who we last saw in "Smallville" (and played by Justin Hartley, now starring in "Emily Owens, M.D.," "Arrow" tells the tale of billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, who after being presumed dead for five years returns to Starling City a changed man who has heroic deeds planned. It has an all-star production team, including executive producers Greg Berlanti ("Green Lantern," "Brothers & Sisters"), Marc Guggenheim ("FlashForward," "Eli Stone"), Andrew Kreisberg ("Warehouse 13," "The Vampire Diaries") and David Nutter ("Smallville," "Supernatural," "Game of Thrones"). How long before I bail? Those producers promise a darker hero story than "Smallville," which can only be a plus. And with Amell in the lead role--check him out in the previews--I'm in for at least 10 episodes and probably more. I see a Shirtless Man of the Week for the fall. 1st Look at Stephen Amell as "Arrow"
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