The CW is finalizing a deal for a pilot order to Arrow, an hourlong superhero drama based on DC Comics’ Green Arrow. It is written and executive produced by The Green Lantern co-writers Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim and Fringe and Vampire Diaries alum Andrew Kreisberg.
Uh-huh. I guess this Green Arrow show will air in that three-hour DC superhero block with the Deadman and Raven series that CW said they were also interested in last year. Actually, I’m guessing Arrow does have a better chance of actually coming to TV than the other two shows, and here’s why:
I hear that David Nutter will likely direct the project, which takes the
comic book character, created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp, and
sets him in a new world with an original story that is not based on the
comics, published by DC Entertainment.
Because it has nothing to do with the DC universe or Smallville or anything. That’s good. Let’s make a show about a popular comics character, and then make sure it has nothing to do with the comics that spawned him. This way, comics fans can be disappointed by the series, and non-comics fans who do like the show won’t accidentally be inclined to buy the comics. And while we’re at it, we might as well not make this based on the Green Arrow from Smallville, since that character and actor proved extremely popular, and thus already has a built-in audience. Nope, they’re going to make a Green Arrow show that has nothing to do with comics, the CW’s longest-running TV series, or anything anybody already knows and likes. And that’s why I can actually see this one getting made. Sigh. (Via Comic Book Resources)