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.
This disaster has his family name all over it. (Season 1)
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Did You Know?
Melissa Benoist had originally auditioned for the part of Oliver's little sister, Thea Queen. In the end, though, she lost out to Willa Holland, who impressed the showrunners because she had a greater sense of duality, a sense of inner darkness behind her youthful exuberance. This was far more in keeping with the darker tone and style of the show. She ended up playing the title character in Supergirl (2015). 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
You're not a hero - you're a killer. And I'm going to show you that. I'm going to show you how everything you touch dies.
The Warner Bros and DC Comics logos (2016-2020) are colored green (Green Arrow's colour) and have arrows flying behind them. See more