Paul Blackthorne Joins CW's GREEN ARROW Television Show

Paul Blackthorne Joins CW's GREEN ARROW Television Show

Paul Blackthorne has been tapped for a co-starring role in the CW drama pilot Arrow and Jamey Sheridan is cast as Green Arrow's father.

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Deadline has revealed that Paul Blackthorne will portray Laurel Lance's (aka Dinah Laurel Lance) father, Det. Quentin Lance, a "a gruff, determined city detective who believes true justice can only come from law and order. He’s charged with bringing the vigilante known as The Arrow to justice. "

In the DC comics universe, the character was originally named Larry Lance and was a detective in Gotham City. He's chiefly known for making a heroic save of original Black Canary Dinah Drake, sacrificing his own life in the process.

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Deadline also reports that Law & Order: Criminal Intent alum Jamey Sheridan will play Robert Queen, Oliver’s father. The character Robrt Queen was also portrayed in Samllville by Johnathan Scrafe, however he was killed by Lionel Luthor. This would imply that Arrow will not be connected to Smallville.

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.

Green Arrow

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)

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Filed Under "Green Arrow" 3/2/2012 Source: Deadline
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tazmaniak - 3/2/2012, 11:29 AM
Cool, I've always liked him.It's interesting that they hired such a young actor for the role.He's only 42.The actress playing Oliver's mother is 54.
Dedpool - 3/2/2012, 11:39 AM
Interesting! This show has my attention now
MarkJulian - 3/2/2012, 12:02 PM
Yeah and he's the father of Dinah Laurel Lance aka Black Canary II.
MarkJulian - 3/2/2012, 12:22 PM
headlopper - 3/2/2012, 12:31 PM
Who-EVER-! joins this cast is gonna be out of work in a year!
Optimus83 - 3/2/2012, 1:23 PM
hoodedjester - 3/2/2012, 1:39 PM
@ Headlopper -couldn't agree more!!! This show is gonna suck if it ever gets past the pilot episode.
tazmaniak - 3/2/2012, 3:40 PM
"This would imply that Arrow will not be connected to Smallville. "

Imply?.It's been clearly stated since they announced the series was in development that this show is in no way connected to Smallville.
CherryBomb - 3/3/2012, 6:38 AM
Paul Blackthorne is soooo HOT.

I hope he keeps his accent! <3

MrPagBrewster - 3/3/2012, 6:48 AM
if you know me on this site, I'm obviously not a marvelite, but DC characters are so lame in comparison to most marvel characters. if the cw gets some recycled writers from previous shows this might suck. and of course GA can never have a solo movie without it being kinda wonky. less like smallville more like nikita.
Talontd - 3/3/2012, 9:56 AM
Really?!? @CHERRY

He doesn't look........i dunno......dirty to you???? Lol
patriautism - 3/3/2012, 12:28 PM
Loved the 1 season of Dresden Files that is out there. He was great in it, but that's all I know him from..
CherryBomb - 3/3/2012, 2:41 PM

@Talontd I like that messy bad-boy look. A natural man!
Talontd - 3/3/2012, 8:07 PM

Hahaha, then you must LOVE David Duchovny on Californication!!!
CherryBomb - 3/4/2012, 3:33 AM

@Talontd Mmmm Duchovny! <3

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