Ever since ‘Smallville’ went off the air, the CW network has been looking to replace the hit show with another DC superhero and it looks like they’ve succeeded in finding a successor. The trailer that was released last month only gave a brief glimpse of what to expect from the series but today, an extended 4 minute trailer has hit giving more of what the series will be about.

The trailer begins with the words, “The day I went missing was the day I died, at least on the inside… But the day Oliver Queen died was the day something new was born. I am Arrow.” From there, the trailer goes on and does what it is supposed to do… heighten the anticipation for the series. And for all you DC fans, make sure you watch all the way at the end as there is a great Easter egg for you to enjoy! (If you haven’t figured it out, I’ll have the answer for you after the video).

Early screenings of the pilot episode have shown that the series has a lot of promise and the trailer proves just that. So far everything seen about ‘Arrow’ lives up to the hype. I’ve placed this on my must watch show list (as opposed to saving it on the DVR and watching it later).

Here’s the synopsis of the series:

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.

‘Arrow’ – 4 Minute Extended Trailer:

Did you recognize the mask near the end of the trailer? And he was on the island where Oliver was stranded! Looks like Deathstroke may be involved in the story arc for the first season. What do you think?

‘Arrow’ will air on the CW network on Wednesdays at 9pm.