Warner Bros and the CW have released the first footage of what could end up being one of the best shows of the new fall season, Arrow. If you're unaware, Arrow is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow, first made popular on television played by Justin Hartley on Smallville. Make no mistake, Arrow is NOT a Smallville spin-off. They share no continuity, as you will see in the trailer.
Well, what did you think? I love it. I think they're going in a Nolanesque Dark Knight direction with it, which, for Green Arrow, will really work. Green Arrow has always been something of a Batman knock-off, though he has evolved into a character all his own since the 60's and especially when Mike Grell took over in the 80's. Grell, who, to me, wrote the quintessential Green Arrow, kept the character in more of a real-world setting, much like Nolan's Dark Knight, and it looks to me like Arrow may indeed be bringing a sort of Mike Grell feel to it. Bravo! I only hope this show finds an audience and is able to last.