Watch Now

on Amazon Video

Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.




5   4   3   2   1  
2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012  
7 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Flash (TV Series 2014)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his 9 month coma to discover the bolt gave him the power of super speed. With his new team and powers, Barry becomes a superhero, The Flash, fighting crime in Central City.

Stars: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker
Legends of Tomorrow (TV Series 2016)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Focuses on time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter, who has to recruit a rag-tag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, but all of time.

Stars: Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill
Supergirl (TV Series 2015)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.

Stars: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh
Gotham (TV Series 2014)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

Stars: Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series 2013)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The missions of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.

Stars: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton
Daredevil (TV Series 2015)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Matt Murdock, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, fights crime as a blind lawyer by day, and vigilante by night.

Stars: Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll
Supernatural (TV Series 2005)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver
The Vampire Diaries (TV Series 2009)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A teenage girl is torn between two vampire brothers.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder
Jessica Jones (TV Series 2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A former superhero decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator.

Stars: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville
Game of Thrones (TV Series 2011)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

While a civil war brews between several noble families in Westeros, the children of the former rulers of the land attempt to rise to power.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington
The 100 (TV Series 2014)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

Stars: Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell
The Originals (TV Series 2013)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt


Series cast summary:
 Oliver Queen / ... (115 episodes, 2012-2017)
 John Diggle / ... (115 episodes, 2012-2017)
 Thea Queen / ... (115 episodes, 2012-2017)
 Quentin Lance (115 episodes, 2012-2017)
 Felicity Smoak (109 episodes, 2012-2017)
 Laurel Lance / ... (94 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Malcolm Merlyn (63 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Roy Harper / ... (53 episodes, 2013-2016)
 Moira Queen (47 episodes, 2012-2016)


Oliver Queen and his father are lost at sea when their luxury yacht sinks, apparently in a storm. His father dies, but Oliver survives for five years on an uncharted island and eventually returns home. But he wasn't alone on the island where he learned not only how to fight and survive but also of his father's corruption and unscrupulous business dealings. He returns to civilization a changed man, determined to put things right. He disguises himself with the hood of one of his mysterious island mentors, arms himself with a bow and sets about hunting down the men and women who have corrupted his city. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


In the secret war on Starling, he is the city's only weapon. See more »


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

10 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Стрела  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


John Diggle was named after Andy Diggle, writer of "Green Arrow - Year One". A "judge Grell" is referenced in the pilot, paying homage to Mike Grell, the long running writer of the Green Arrow comics. See more »


In the promotional picture for the series it shows a shirtless Oliver. The scars from his time on the island are visible, but there is no tattoo. During the series Oliver has a tattoo on his chest, a tattoo that plays an important role in at least one episode (1x03 "Lone Gunmen") and has been visible in every other episode. See more »


Ra's al Ghul: I was 11 years old when I killed my first man. I remember the look in his face when the light went out behind his eyes. Such a sudden change, almost imperceptible, between life and death. And I felt ashamed. I had stolen from that man the most precious gift of all - life. But I also felt something else - pride, because I had taken up arms against someone who sought to do ill against my family. And I realized what I had done was necessary. You see... I have replaced evil with death. And that... ...
See more »

Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros shield is colored green and behind it there are arrows flying. See more »


Referenced in The Flash: King Shark (2016) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

A Refreshing Take On The Vigilante Story
11 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was kind of sketchy when I first heard about this series, considering the terrible job that was done with 'The Cape'. I'm pleased to say that all of my doubts were unfounded. Arrow is a darn good show, and the first Pilot episode is very strong and leaves little confusion behind this vigilante's origins. I felt that the main actor properly conveys a somber and mature attitude in contrast to the description we receive of him as a partying playboy before the shipwreck. The action is intense and not over the top or completely unbelievable. What we're presented with is a young man whose 5 years spent on an island have shaped him up into an agile warrior tasked with cleaning up his city from corruption. I can't wait to see what lies in store through future episodes, and I certainly hope this show delivers the goods. So far, I believe we're in store for some quality television this fall.

290 of 473 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The ratings aren't that bad. abhijit-bhadra97
Anyone else picked up Arrow again? HarleyPool
Wild dog Joshdakota
Felicity and Rory MidnightPotion
I don't understand... anatomasic
I liked this episode a lot ! abhijit-bhadra97
Discuss Arrow (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page