Tonight, the CW will be previewing the first episode of ‘Arrow’ as part of Comic-Con’s Preview Night Screenings but if you didn’t get a chance to buy a badge to attend, don’t despair as THR has uploaded some great behind the scenes photos of the cast and crew in action.

The photos feature Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow wearing his trademark green hood, working with his bow and rehearsing for fight scenes. Also included are some images of Amell filming a scene with Susanna Thompson who plays his mother as his bodyguard John Diggle (played by David Ramsey) stands by. There’s also a few of director David Nutter working diligently to what looks like a show that is worthy of taking ‘Smallville’s’ time slot.

‘Arrow’ is said to be a more gritty, dark and realistic version of the comic book hero and so far everything from the trailer and clips have shown that this will be the show to watch next season.

How excited are you for Season 1 of ‘Arrow’ to begin?


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.

Behind the Scenes of ‘Arrow:’