Greg Berlanti, the longtime “Dawson’s Creek” showrunner, is about to have a “Green Arrow” pilot greenlit at the CW.
Berlanti created ABC’s horrible (and quickly cancelled) superhero saga “No Ordinary Family.” He also co-wrote the horrible “Green Lantern” movie and a proposed “Flash” movie, both with Marc Guggenheim.
Guggenheim, who wrote for “No Ordinary Family” and ABC’s horrible “FlashForward,” helped write the “Green Arrow” pilot.
One of the coolest DC Comics characters ever, Green Arrow is actually billionaire industrialist Oliver Queen, who acquired almost superhuman acumen with the bow and arrow after he was shipwrecked on a desert island. Touted in the 1940s as a modern-day Robin Hood, Green Arrow evolved in the early 1970s as a symbol of the counterculture, a superhero unafraid to help those exploited by “The Man.”
Green Arrow is also the main character in a big-screen project in development titled "Supermax," which follows Queen after he is framed for murder and tossed in Amanda Waller’s metahuman prison with all the superpowered enemies of Superman, Batman, The Flash, The Green Lantern and even Swamp Thing.
Green Arrow became a regular character on “Smallville,” the tale of Superman when he was a boy. David Nutter, who directed the “Smallville” pilot, may do the same for “Green Arrow.”
Justin Hartley, who played Queen on “Smallville” and served as guest star on an episode of “Chuck” last year, will not be involved, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The CW is also developing with “Supernatural” mastermind Eric Kripke a series based on the DC superhero Deadman.
Find Deadline’s story on the matter here.