Scoop: Smallville's Justin Hartley Cast in The CW's Medical Drama Pilot First Cut

It’s no Arrow, but it’ll do.

Smallville alum Justin Hartley has landed the lead in The CW’s medical drama pilot First Cut.

As first reported by our sister site Deadline, the former Passions hunk joins the Grey’s-esque project — which centers on the life of a yet-to-be-cast young female doctor — as Will, a handsome (duh), golden boy surgical intern who all the guys want to be and all the girls want to be with.

Though Smallville fans clamored for Hartley to reprise his role of Green Arrow in Arrow, the netlet’s pilot which promises a modern take on the DC Comics character, the role ultimately went to Hung‘s Stephen Amell.

Jennie Snyder (90210/Lipstick Jungle) will pen and executive-produce the First Cut pilot.

Hartley, meanwhile, will turn up on CW charmer Hart of Dixie this spring as a new love interest for Rachel Bilson’s Zoe Hart.

Thoughts on Hartley’s new gig? Would you still prefer he carry on his Green Arrow duties? Hit the comments!

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