Bulls-Eye for 'Arrow' At New York Comic Con (Video)

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October 14th, 2012

via press release:



Watch an Action-Packed Sneak Peek at Season’s First Nine Episodes

Deadshot, Deathstroke, The Huntress and China White Revealed in New Footage


NEW YORK (October 14, 2012) — Fresh off its triumphant series premiere which was the most-watched new show debut on The CW Network in over three years and also the most-watched telecast of any kind on the network in three years, the new series Arrow (Wednesdays 8/7c on The CW) struck a Gotham bulls-eye today during its first-ever appearance at New York Comic Con.


Just days after the show’s launch, Arrow stars Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen), Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance) and Willa Holland (Thea Queen) appeared at the show’s panel session and unveiled an exclusive, action-packed highlight reel created specifically for NYCC, featuring a sneak peek at footage from the show’s first nine episodes.



Highlights of the first-look footage included glimpses of upcoming Arrow villains and allies, including several luminaries from the DC Universe:


  • Well Dressed Man (John Barrowman – Torchwood, Dr. Who) in a clandestine meeting with Moira Queen (series star Susanna Thompson)


  • Deadshot (Michael Rowe), one of the most deadly assassins in the DC Universe, takes aim at Oliver and his family


  • Deathstroke (Jeffrey Robinson – Human Target), the masked Terminator who shares a secret history with Oliver


  • China White (Kelly Hu – X2, The Vampire Diaries), the lethal and seductive mercenary able to match Oliver Queen punch for punch


  • The Huntress Helena Bertinelli (Jessica De Gouw), who lurks in the shadows to dispense her own form of justice

Tune in to episode 2 of Arrow next Wednesday at 8/7c on The CW.


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  • ron

    Arrow is looking good!

  • a p garcia

    Arrow is a HIT for the CW. Havimg The Borg Queen is a plus.

  • Ali

    wow that’s one amazing preview!

  • Mr Sr

    You had me at Deathstroke

  • Don Juan

    This one has great potential! loved the first episode.

  • Jason50

    DEATHSTROKE the Terminator!! Is it too early to start mentioning spin off series?

  • Jp

    So freaking awesome !!!!!!! Give us more dark, kick-ass action packed CW super hero shows!

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Oh, man, that white hair on Kelly Hu is gonna look weird! :-) But who cares, she’s smokin’, anyway!

    I have to say this preview reel looked REALLY good. Of course, preview reels can be deceptive – witness the TSCC reel at WonderCon 2009 which promised a hot scene between John and Cameron – and turned into THE WORST “sex scene” EVER recorded on film! :-)

  • rehabber

    This is going to make Wed my favorite TV night, Arrow and Supernatural..awesome.

  • AniMatsuri

    What? No Black Canary? What’s the matter with these people? That’s like Smallville with no Lana Lang.

    Still, casting Kelly Hu is a great move. Hopefully its not a one and done episode for her.

  • Michael

    @AniMatsuri Black Canary is part of the series. She just doesn’t have superpowers yet.

  • POI

    This is epic hope it even goes up more in the second episode in viewers and adults.

  • JP

    @Michael. Will we see super powers: that’s the question. The direction of this series seems to be about realism instead of super-powers. I don’t think they’re trying to be another Smallville.

    I’d like to see Black Canary in all her glory, but something tells me they’ll just limit her skills to hand-to-hand combat.

  • jax

    The show has no chance since CW is sabotaging it by putting it up against “The Middle” and “Animal Practice”. If it was on at a better time, I would watch it, despite expecting the boring Smallville soap opera stuff and stupid music (just fast forward though the boring dialog parts :)). Friday at 8pm is better.
    Maybe when it fails, they will switch it to a less crowded time.

    With Smallville, I finally smartened up and just fast forward to any scene with Chloe talking! lol :)

  • jax

    With Smallville, I finally smartened up and just fast forwarded PAST any scene with Chloe talking! lol

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