Tube Watch: First Trailer of CW’s ARROW looks quite promising

What is it with archery-skilled heroes that I find intriguing? Legolas, Robin Hood, Katniss Everdeen, and soon Princess Merida in Pixar’s BRAVE … somehow the art of shooting with a bow and arrow just looks so darn cool on screen.

Now, this Fall, the CW network is bringing the show ARROW based on the Comics Green Arrow. It’s odd that they only used the one word title but never mind that, the trailer actually looks pretty good, and I’m not even the targeted CW demographic. The production quality is quite impressive as well. According to HitFix, judging by their 2012-13 upfront presentation to advertisers, this looks like the new show the network is most excited about.

Check out the trailer below:

Now, I think that scene of him shooting at all the tennis balls to the wall is pretty darn cool, and I like that the vibe of the origins story seems to be inspired by Batman Begins. It also looks a heck of a lot darker and more hard-edged than the ever-so-corny Smallville and Vampire Diaries, thank goodness!

You can read the full synopsis on the show’s main site, but basically, the protagonist Oliver Queen is a billionaire playboy who makes Starling City his home. Just like Bruce Wayne, he lives a dual identity… a hooded vigilante by night and a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer by day. But he’s a rich, handsome playboy with a purpose of course, and his goal is to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory.

Canadian Stephen Amell seems well-cast judging from this clip, obviously the extent of his acting skills remains to be seen, but he seems to have the physique that would make even Patrick Bateman jealous 😉 He resembles Christian Bale a bit too, which is never a bad thing in my book. He definitely has that dark, brooding look about him, a huge improvement over Justin Hartley as Green Arrow Smallville, glad they didn’t use him here.

Well, I definitely will give the pilot a chance and we’ll see how long it’ll hold my interest. It’s scheduled to air Wednesdays @ 7 PM Central Time before Supernatural.


What do you think of the trailer folks? Does it pique your interest?