The CW Takes Aim at Green Arrow Series

The CW is getting back into the superhero business with a potential hour-long drama series based on the DC Comics property Green Arrow.

As first reported by our sister site Deadline.com, the network is finalizing a pilot order for the project, which would be written and exec produced by Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim (Eli Stone) and Andrew Kreisberg (The Vampire Diaries).

The tentative title is Arrow.

In addition to working together on Eli Stone, Berlanti and Guggenheim penned last summer’s big screen adaptation of The Green Lantern.

CW president Mark Pedowitz has made no secret of his desire to launch a new superhero series next season. Also in the mix is an adaptation of Deadman from Supernatural creator Eric Kripke.

Thoughts? Should the network’s casting search begin and end with Justin Hartley (a.k.a. Smallville‘s Green Arrow)? Hit the comments!