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Green Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, and Carrie's Diaries is on CW!

  1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
    Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago

    In recent news, CW has announced that three pilots are approved for production this year, according to Deadline. 

    Green Arrow's show is based on the DC character, but the show will be aptly called "Arrow" instead.  There's been no official word yet if the same Green Arrow that was featured on "Smallville" will necessarily be the same Green Arrow we'll see in the pilot, or if this will be a complete reboot altogether.  However, at this time, CW has noted that Justin Hartley, who played Green Arrow on "Smallville", is not being sought after for the role at this time.  Of course, there's also various other superhero shows in various stages of development for CW like "Booster Gold", "Blue Beetle", "Spectre" and "Deadman."  However, it should be noted that originally "Wonder Woman" had a good chance at having her own pilot too on TV recently, but it was canceled during post production, so we'll have to wait and see on this.

    As for Beauty and the Beast, it's been said to be a loose adaptation of the TV series that premiered back in the late eighties, as sort of a reimagining of the popular fairy tale.  How closely this new show will follow the original isn't certain, but it should be interesting to see how it develops.

    As for the "Carrie's Diaries", it's essentially a prequel series to the HBO hit show, "Sex and the City", where we see Carrie and her friends live out their teenage years before they became single women living in the big city. 

    Anyway, here's a link if you want to know more:


    1. Nickalooch profile image84
      Nickaloochposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      the only one that I think has a chance of being something decent is Green Arrow. It has attached to it some solid writers, and ultimately that is what makes a show. However, CW has a tendency to take on "teeny" kind of shows that are intended more for the 16-22 range of girls. Hell, just look at the other shows CW has on their schedule right now if you need more of a hint.

      Whenever I hear CW is getting a new show, I automatically have a heavy sigh. That being said, Green Arrow could be good but I won't get my hopes up.

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
        Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, I can't disagree with you there.  Personally, I'm a bit surprised that "Arrow" isn't confirmed to be a spin off of "Smallville", as it would make sense from a marketing perspective.  but then again, maybe they're trying to reboot the character completely to be something different than how "smallville" portrayed him.  Personally, I don't plan on watching either of these shows, but you make a good point that "Green Arrow" might be good. 

        For some reason, I think "Carrie's Diaries" will be a hit though, as I know there's a lot of die hard "Sex and the City" fans out there.  but then again, it wouldn't be the first time a spin off tv series bombed....

  2. Nickalooch profile image84
    Nickaloochposted 5 years ago

    "Carrie's Diaries" will be a hit because of the audience it plays to are the only people (err. girls) that watch CW. "Arrow" isn't a spinoff of Smallville. It has no relation, completely different writers the only thing they have from Smallville is the guy that director Smallville's pilot, David Nutter. Nutter essentially directs every pilot for every show though, and his involvement in Smallvile was directing the pilot and maybe a handful of episodes after that. Personally, for "Arrow" to succeed it has to be darker than Smallville ever was. Go the Batman route, that's the only way I'd watch it.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
      Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, that's true.  I'll be very surprised if that show and "Beauty and the Beast" flop on CW, as one would think they play to the channel's demographic.

      I know it doesn't have any relation to it.  Sorry, I probably should've worded it better. I was just saying that I was surprised they're not making Green Arrow's show into sort of a spin off seeing how popular "smallville" was on the CW.  Granted, I'm not a fan of the show, but I will give the show credit for at least giving us the best live action Lex Luther that's ever been presented in any medium, at least in my opinion. 

      Yeah, I'd personally love to see that too, but whether or not it'll happen is a different story.  I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens, but I'm just wondering if this show is going to focus on Green Arrow's early years, or if they're just going to start off with the character being already established.  That's the bigger question.

  3. Nickalooch profile image84
    Nickaloochposted 5 years ago

    I completely agree. Michael Rosenbaum was amazing in the role. I watched the show off and on but I did see every episode, just not in a timely fashion lol. I like Justin Hartley as the Arrow on Smallville but ultimately the character itself, and his story could be better and with a spinoff it would essentially be the same show as Smallville so I'm happy they are going a different way.

    I felt obliged to watch Smallville after watching it through my high school years, I felt like I had to see it through. I regret it to a certain extent lol, so I hope "Arrow" will be different

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
      Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's cool. I think I've seen only like ten episodes of "Smallville", but I could never really get into it.  Don't get me wrong, I like the innovative aspect of it of showing Clark Kent as a normal kid discovering his powers and origins for the first time.  And, I liked Michael Rosenbaum in the series, but the rest of it was too much of a teen soap opera for me.

      1. Nickalooch profile image84
        Nickaloochposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Exactly, it was too soap opera like between Clark and Lana. I'd really enjoy one episode that was really well done and then get 4-5 really horrible episodes. It was as if they tricked me into believing it was good lol

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
          Stevennix2001posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          lol I hear you on that one.

  4. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 5 years ago

    wait what I kind of fell asleep after I reaf the headline.