The guys who wrote Green Lantern are tackling Green Arrow next

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 16, 2012

Perhaps sensing a distinct lack of archers on the TV schedule, The CW is rapidly developing a series around millionaire vigilante Green Arrow—who patrols Star City armed with an array of arrow-based trickery—and a trio of superhero-tested writers are in the driver's seat.

Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, who collaborated on last year's Green Lantern movie, are spearheading this new take on Green Arrow (along with Fringe's Andrew Kreisberg)—which will have nothing to do with the version of the Emerald Archer that appeared on 70-some-odd episodes of Smallville.

To that end, Justin Hartley—who played a much younger version of Oliver Queen on Smallville than appears in the comics—won't be involved. He can always drown his sorrows in a nice merlot while watching the failed Aquaman pilot he was in, Mercy Reef:

Poor Aquaman. No respect for the king of the sea.

(via EW)