Jackpot. The CW has ordered a full season of “Arrow.”
“Arrow,” which is based on the comic book “Green Arrow,” centers on billionaire Oliver, a plyboy who comes home to fight crime after being stranded on a desert island for five years. Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell and more star in the freshman series.
“Our strategy of rolling out our new fall schedule later in the year really paid off for The CW on several levels, especially with “Arrow,”” said CW president Mark Pedowitz. “I’m proud of the quality of “Arrow” and I’m happy we’ll be able to share more of it with viewers.”
The series premiered to 4 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in 18-49 demographic; the best ratings The CW has had since “Nikita.”
Additionally, “Emily Owens M.D.” and “Beauty and the Beast” received orders for three more scripts each.