TV Addict is reporting that more Smallville characters will be turning up in Arrow, this time it's Daily Planet gossip columnist Cat Grant. Known in the comics for trying to steal Clark Kent from Lois Lane, TV Addict reports that this version will be 're-imagined as a sexy TMZ-style reporter who appears in the ARROW pilot to cover the unexpected reappearance of Oliver Queen'.
They also go on to report that Smallville alum Keri Lynn Pratt is up to reprise the role further blurring the lines of whether Arrow has a connection to Smallville. Some fans have speculated that the show will be a prequel to Smallville, in the sense that it follows Oliver before he arrives in Metropolis.
On 18 January, 2012, The CW greenlit the pilot for a proposed Green Arrow series with Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg producing. The series, Arrow, will offer a fresh take on the character. Smallville's Justin Hartley will not be involved in the new project. Actor Stephen Amell will portray Oliver Queen/Green Arrow in the pilot.
In Arrow, Oliver Queen will be in his late twenties. Dinah Laurel Lance will also be a featured character, though not as the Black Canary and using her middle name "Laurel." Oliver Queen's mother Moira is still alive in the present day, with Oliver Queen returning to "Starling City" after people believed he was dead for five years. It has been recently reported that actress Katie Cassidy will portray Dinah Laurel Lance in the pilot episode. Colin Donnell is cast as Merlyn.
Running Time: 60 min
Release Date: Unknown
MPAA Rating: Unknown
Starring: Katie Cassidy, Stephen Amell and Willa Holland
Directed by: David Nutter
Written by: Greg Berlanti (story/writer), Marc Guggenheim (story/writer), Andrew Kreisberg (writer), George Papp (character) and Mort Weisinger (character)