The CW’s modern retelling of Green Arrow, simply called ‘Arrow,’ is moving along as they have just added Susanna Thompson to the cast.
Thompson has landed the role of Moira Queen, mother of Green Arrow’s alter ego Oliver. In the casting breakdown that went out, Moira was described as “48 years old, a beautiful woman, Oliver’s mother Moira is a very wealthy woman who is not used to being shaken. Having remarried during the five years that former husband Robert and Oliver were both presumed dead, Moira has had free rein over the Queen billions. Not surprisingly, she’s deeply interested in learning whether or not Robert will also return unexpectedly, to ruin her present marriage and go over the books with a fine-tooth comb.”
Thompson has appeared in the movie ‘Dragonfly’ and was featured in several television series such as ‘Kings’ (where she played Queen Rose Benjamin), ‘NCIS’ (as Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann), ‘Once and Again’ (as Karen Sammler) and ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ (as the Borg Queen).
She will be joining Stephen Amell who has been cast as her son Oliver/Green Arrow and David Ramsey who will play John Diggle, an ex-military/special forces type who now works in private security for Oliver Queen.
So far the casting seems to be coming along and the choices to play each character look like a pretty good match to their descriptions. We’re still waiting to hear who will play Thea Queen (Olivier’s younger sister), Tommy Merlyn (Oliver’s former best friend), and Dinah ‘Laurel’ Lance, but keep checking back, as once we find out we’ll let you know!