Fall TV Preview

Arrow Hot Shots: Oliver Gets His Super Start -- Plus, Geoff Johns to Pen Huntress Episode

Whether you like your Stephen Amell rugged/hairy or cleaned-up/slick, this Arrow gallery is for you.

In these new shots from the first episode of The CW’s fall superhero drama, we see Amell’s Oliver Queen both during his shipwreck-induced island stay (where he could double for Saturday Night Live’s The Falconer) and after his rescue (where he could double for a GQ cover boy). It’s after he returns to society, of course, that the presumed-dead playboy becomes a bow-wielding vengeance machine.

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We also get one shot of Willa Holland as his sister Thea – but really: It’s all Amell, all the time. You’re welcome.

In other Arrow news that hits the bulls-eye: DC Comics veteran scribe/exec Geoff Johns announced on Twitter that he is cowriting Episode 7, which introduces Jessica De Gouw as the Huntress.

Arrow debuts Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8/7c. Click through the gallery below and then hit the comments with your thoughts on the pilot pics!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Streed says:

    Wow. He looks really believable with the long hair and beard.

  2. Isabelle says:

    I likw him every which way. Wednesday on cw is must see tv

  3. I’m very excited for this show to premiere. The promos look amazing, so hopefully the show is good. I need more superhero/comic book television shows!

  4. mia says:

    Everything I keep seeing about this show has made me think they’ve found the right man in Armell. Fantastic choice.

  5. The Squatch says:

    He does look a lot like good ol’ Ken Mortimer. All he is missing is his faithful sidekick, Donald. (I have no clue how, or why, I remember the names of The Falconer and his pet. heh)

  6. Alan says:

    awesome johns is writing an episode which introduces a player from the wider dcu, hopefully he keeps up the tradition of fantastic episodes he started back in the final seasons of smallville

  7. rachelle says:

    is it to early to beg the TV gods not to cancel this show??

  8. Here’s hoping the show is good enough to justify lasting long enough to introduce Dinah Lance/Black Canary.