At the time of its announcement, news of a Green Arrow television show on The CW that was not a spinoff of Smallville's Emerald Archer was met with a fair amount of consternation. But the program has overcome that doubt and the naysayers to become the network's number one television program, averaging 3.2 million viewers in its freshman season. The show received favorable reviews from critics with an average MetaCritic score of 73 out of 100 (for comparison, the first season of The Walking Dead received 82 out of 100). With a strong foundation underfoot, The CW has just announced that Season 2 of Arrow will premiere October 9th at 8pm. The series is spearheaded by leading man Amell, with a strong supporting cast comprised of Katie Cassidy, Manu Bennett, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Willa Holland, Susanna Thompson, Colton Haynes and Paul Blackthrone. The guiding creative forces are longtime television and comic book writers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg along with show creator Greg Berlanti. One of the show's primary strong suits is the fight choreography which is led by James Bamford. RELATED CONTENT: New Love Interest For Oliver In ARROW Season 2 ARROW Season One Blu-ray Hitting Shelves September 17th ARROW Season Two Will Feature 2 Main Baddies 10 Cameos For The CW's ARROW Running Time:
Here's a chat with executive producer Andrew Kreisberg on Season Two.
60 min Release Date:
(Season Two) Fall 2013 MPAA Rating:
Katie Cassidy, Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Byron Mann,
, Colin Salmon, Paul Blackthorne, Emily Bett Rickards, John Barrowman, Roger R. Cross and Willa Holland Creators:
Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg Characters:
George Papp (character) and Mort Weisinger (character) "After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine."
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