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‘Arrow’ Releases First Trailer, Take That ‘Avengers!’

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Taking its cue more from ‘Batman Begins‘ or ‘The Bourne Identity,’ The CW’s ‘Arrow‘ is ready to fly this fall, and thus far we’ve only been treated to a handful of pictures and descriptions.  Now, with the network’s Upfront presentation still underway, audiences for the first time have occasion to see the newest incarnation of the Green Arrow in action with their first-look trailer for ‘Arrow!’

Set in the fictional Starling City (as opposed to the DC comics “Star City”), ‘Arrow’ follows Stephen Arnell as long-lost billionaire Oliver Queen, who returns after 5 years and quickly sets himself up with the vigilante persona of the titular hero in order to fight crime and unravel the mystery of his father’s disappearance, and his mother’s own involvement.  The series will debut ahead of an eighth season of ‘Supernatural‘ on Wednesdays this fall, so check out the first-look clip below and the studio press release beneath!

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.

The series stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Colin Donnell as Tommy, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, with Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance.

Additionally, you can check out the trailers below for The CW’s other new series, including the Kristin Kreuk-starring remake of the ’80s TV series ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ and freshman medical drama “Emily Owens, M.D.’ (formerly ‘First Cut’).  Check them out and tell us what you thought in the comments!

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