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Premiere October 10, 2012
Airs On hiatus
Based on characters created by
Mort Weisinger &
George Papp
Developed by Greg Berlanti,
Marc Guggenheim,
Andrew Kreisberg
Network The CW
Style 60-minute superhero drama
Company Berlanti Productions,
DC Comics,
Warner Bros. Television
Filming Location Vancouver, BC, Canada
Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Hatley Castle Royal Roads, Colwood, BC, Canada
Seasons 4
Episodes 92 (through season 4)
Status Renewed through season 5 (2016-17)
Origin USA
Watch Now The CW
Official Twitter @CW_Arrow feed on Twitter
Official Facebook Arrow on Facebook

Arrow is a superhero drama that airs on The CW. It is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow. In 2014 a spinoff series, The Flash, premiered, and in 2016 it will be followed by another series taking place in the same universe: DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

Primarily filmed in Vancouver, Arrow follows Starling City billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, who, five years after getting stranded on a hostile island, returns home to fight crime and corruption as a secret vigilante whose weapon of choice is a bow and arrow. Unlike the comics, Queen doesn't go by the name "Green Arrow". The series takes a realistic look at the character, as well as other characters from the DC Comics universe, the humanity of Oliver, and how he changed during his time on the island. Even though the Oliver Queen character was featured in Smallville, the producers decided to get a clean start and choose a new actor to play the character. Most of the episodes have flashbacks to the five years that Oliver went missing.

Arrow has received positive reviews from critics, and became the CW's highest-rated show in five years. Over the course of the first season, the show averaged 3.68 million viewers, won three awards, and multiple nominations. As a promotion, a preview comic book was released before the premiere, while webisodes featuring a product tie-in with Bose was developed for the second season.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5
Stephen Amell Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
Katie Cassidy Laurel Lance / Black Canary
Colin Donnell Tommy Merlyn
David Ramsey John Diggle / Spartan
Willa Holland Thea Queen / Speedy
Emily Bett Rickards Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
Colton Haynes Roy Harper / Arsenal
Manu Bennett Slade Wilson / Deathstroke
Susanna Thompson Moira Queen
John Barrowman Malcolm Merlyn / The Magician
Paul Blackthorne Quentin Lance
Echo Kellum Curtis Holt
Josh Segarra Adrian Chase / Vigilante
Orange indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5
Audrey Marie Anderson Lyla Michaels
Roger R. Cross Lucas Hilton
Marrett Green News Reporter
Celina Jade Shado
Colin Salmon Walter Steele
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Sara Lance / The Canary
Caity Lotz  
Keri Adams Bethany Snow
Cynthia Addai-Robinson Amanda Waller
Kevin Alejandro Sebastian Blood / Brother Blood
Rila Fukushima Tatsu Yamashiro / Katana
Brandon Nomura Akio Yamashiro
Brandon Routh Ray Palmer / The Atom
Karl Yune Maseo Yamashiro / Sarab
Neal McDonough Damien Darhk
Madison McLaughlin Evelyn Sharp / Artemis
Chad Coleman Tobias Church


Season Premiere Finale #
The CW
Season One October 10, 2012 May 15, 2013 23
Season Two October 9, 2013 May 14, 2014 23
Season Three October 8, 2014 May 13, 2015 23
Season Four October 7, 2015 May 25, 2016 23
Season Five October 5, 2016 22
Blood Rush November 6, 2013 December 11, 2013 6


  • At a Glance: Additional information about the series
  • Characters: A listing of characters in the series
  • Crew: A listing of the crew that works on the series

DVD and Blu-ray Releases

Title Release Discs
Season Sets (Region 1)
The Complete First Season September 17, 2013 purchase 5
The Complete Second Season September 16, 2014 purchase 5
The Complete Third Season September 22, 2015 purchase 5
Season Sets - Blu-ray (Region A)
The Complete First Season February 14, 2014 purchase 4
Season Sets - Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet (Region A)
The Complete First Season September 17, 2013 purchase 9
The Complete Second Season September 16, 2014 purchase 9
Season Sets - Blu-ray + Digital Copy (Region A)
The Complete Third Season September 22, 2015 purchase 4

External Sites


ArrowThe FlashVixenDC's Legends of TomorrowSupergirlFreedom Fighters: The Ray