Following impressive ratings and a positive critical reaction , CW has picked up the Vancouver-lensed superhero TV series "Arrow" for a full season of episodes.
Premiering with 4.02 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo for the second episode, the costumed vigilante series was picked-up for a full 22-episodes, showcasing DC Comics superheroes in a more realistic universe.
According to executive producers Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, there will be at least 10 DC Comics characters that will appear on the series including :
'Walter Steele', debuting in DC's "Green Arrow' Vol 4 #1, will appear as the new CEO of 'Queen Industries'.
'Merlyn', debuting in DC's "Justice League of America" #94 will appear as a villainous archer and member of the deadly 'League of Assassins'.
'China White', debuting in DC's "Green Arrow Year One" #3, will appear as the leader of a large drug cartel that supplied the bulk of heroin to the Pacific Rim.
'Constantine Drakon' debuting in DC's "Green Arrow" #27, is a Greek assassin and one of the most feared martial artists in the DC Universe.
'Floyd Lawton', aka 'Deadshot', debuting in DC's "Batman" #59, is an assassin, who had one of his eyes gouged out by 'Green Lantern'.
'The Huntress', debuting in DC's "The Huntress" #1, is a vigilante who secretly sabotages her father’s crime family.
'Deathstroke', debuting in DC's "The New Teen Titans" #2 is a mercenary, genetically augmented by the government to be the perfect soldier.
'Speedy', debuting in DC's "More Fun Comics" #73, was the ward and sidekick of Arrow, but will now be Oliver Queen's sister 'Thea Queen', who takes up the bow later in the series.
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