Green Arrow TV Series’ Official Synopsis Revealed

The CW isn’t letting go of the DC Universe. With “Smallville” off the air, the network is stepping up its superhero game with a brand-new show all about Green Arrow — albeit without the green.

It was announced late last week that the network had picked up “Arrow” to series, meaning we’ll have plenty of Oliver Queen’s adventures to look forward to come the fall. But what exactly can we expect from the series, which has previously been described as more of a Jason Bourne-modeled tale than a classic superhero yarn? Well, thanks to an official plot synopsis for the new series, we’ve got some answers. Read all about it after the jump!

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.

Thanks to io9 for the heads up!

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