In Arrow, 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.
From The CW’s press release, January 2017… The CW Network has given early renewals to seven of its primetime series for the 2017-2018 season. The announcement was made today during the network’s session at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. “Over the past several seasons, The CW has built a schedule of proven performers, from our lineup of DC superheroes, to critically acclaimed comedies, to sci-fi dramas,” said Pedowitz. “Early pickups of these seven series now allow our producers to plan ahead for next season, and gives us a solid base to build on for next season, with original scripted series to roll out all year long.”
Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen
David Ramsey as John Diggle
Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt
Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak
John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn
Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance
Willa Holland as Thea Queen
other cast info
Colin Donnell as Tommy Merlyn
Colton Haynes as Roy Harper
Katie Cassidy as Dinah “Laurel” Lance
Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson
Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen
key behind the scenes crew
Andrew Kreisberg as Creator/Executive Producer
David Nutter as Executive Producer/Director of pilot
Greg Berlanti as Creator/Executive Producer
Marc Guggenheim as Creator/Executive Producer
network and production companies
Warner Bros. Television