Pilot Scoop: Hung Alum Is The CW's Green Arrow
Promising a “modern retelling” of the DC Comics character’s story and not conceived as a spin-off of Smallville, Arrow will star Amell as the Emerald Archer and his billionaire-playboy alter ego, Oliver Queen, our sister site Deadline first reported.
Though Justin Hartley of course played Oliver/Green Arrow on Smallville, sources confirm for TVLine that he was never in contention for this new, standalone incarnation.
David Nutter, who helmed the Smallville pilot, is on board to direct Arrow, off of a script from Andrew Kreisberg (Justice League, Warehouse 13), Greg Berlanti (No Ordinary Family) and Marc Guggenheim (the big screen’s Green Lantern).
In addition to Hung‘s Jason, Amell’s TV credits include an ongoing arc on Private Practice (where he plays an EMT), werewolf Brady on The Vampire Diaries and a recent New Girl visit.