Background Information
Name: Arrow
Type: Superhero

Drama Action Mystery Science fiction

Created by: Greg Berlanti

Marc Guggenheim
Andrew Kreisberg

Main Cast: Stephen Amell

Katie Cassidy
Colin Donnell
David Ramsey
Willa Holland
Susanna Thompson
Paul Blackthorne
Emily Bett Rickards
Colton Haynes
Manu Bennett
John Barrowman

Country of origin:

United States

No. of Seasons:


No. of Episodes:


About the Show
Statue: Airing
Networks: The CW

The series takes a realistic look at the Green Arrow character, as well as other characters from the DC Comics universe. Although Oliver Queen/Green Arrow had been featured in the television series Smallville from 2006 to 2011, the producers decided to start clean and find a new actor (Amell) to portray the character. Arrow focuses on the humanity of Oliver Queen, and how he was changed by time spent shipwrecked on an island. Most episodes have flashback scenes to the five years in which Oliver was missing.


The series follows Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), billionaire playboy of Starling City, who spends five years shipwrecked on a mysterious island. Upon his return to Starling City, he is reunited with, his mother, Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson) his sister, Thea Queen (Willa Holland) and his friend, Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell). The first season focuses on Oliver rekindling his relationships and spending his nights hunting down and sometimes killing wealthy criminals as a hooded vigilante. He uncovers a conspiracy to destroy "The Glades" a poorer section of the city that has become overridden with crime. John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) assist Oliver in his crusade. Oliver also reconnects with ex-girlfriend, Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy), who is still angry over his role in her sister's death. The first season also features flashbacks to Oliver's time on the island, and how it changed him; this continues in subsequent seasons.


Main Characters

  • Oliver Queen -
  • Laurel Lance -
  • Tommy Merlyn -
  • John Diggle -
  • Thea Queen -
  • Moira Queen -
  • Detective Quentin Lance -
  • Felicity Smoak -
  • Roy Harper -
  • Slade Wilson

Recurring Characters

  • Malcolm Merlyn -

Arrow Episode GuideEdit

Season One

Season Two

Cast Edit


  • Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen -
  • Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance -
  • Colin Donnell as Tommy Merlyn -
  • David Ramsey as John Diggle -
  • Willa Holland as Thea Queen -
  • Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen -
  • Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance -
  • Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak -
  • Colton Haynes as Roy Harper -
  • Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson -

Recurring Roles

  • John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn -

Promotional QuotesEdit