CW’s Green Arrow Pilot Taps Stephen Amell for Lead

“Hung” actor lands heroic role in comic-book adaptation

The CW has found its Green Arrow, in the form of Stephen Amell.

Amell will star in the network's upcoming pilot "Arrow," Based on the Green Arrow comic books. The actor's credits include a recurring role as Jason in the HBO gigolo show "Hung," and he has also appeared on ABC's "Private Practice."

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The 30-year-old, Toronto-born actor may be familiar to CW viewers from his guest stints on "The Vampire Diaries" and "90210" last year.

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Written and executive-produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, "Arrow" will offer a "modern retelling" of the Green Arrow story. The pilot comes via Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Deadline first reported the news.