Arrow series premieres on Wednesday, October 10. The buzz is epic, I think the marketing team is doing an amazing job. I am not a comic book person, but I'd be interested to see the digital comic of Arrow from the pop culture perspective and see how this campaign works. On Wednesday, DC is launching a companion digital comic book to expand the show's mythology. A very smart strategy! For TV fans such as myself (not a comic book fan), watching Smallville was the first time I was exposed to Green Arrow/ Oliver Queen. I'd be interested to see how Stephen Amell interprets Green Arrow/ Oliver Queen, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance/ Black Cannery and how good the pilot is. I cannot wait!!!
What's more exciting about Arrow is that, David Nutter and Guy Bee are attached to the directing jobs so far. And he has great things to say about it! Guy is one of my favorite directors, and David Nutter is one of the most prolific directors around. In Nutter and Bee, I trust!
Official Description -- Arrow: The Pilot
“FROM DC COMICS ENTERTAINMENT AND UBER PRODUCERS GREG BERLANTI, MARC GUGGENHEIM AND ANDREW KREISBERG COMES A STORY OF A MAN TRYING NOT ONLY TO SAVE HIS CITY, BUT TO SAVE HIMSELF — After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell, Hung and Private Practice) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. Back in Starling City, Oliver slowly reconnects with those closet to him, his devoted mother Moira (Susanna Thompson, Cold Case andKings), beloved sister Thea (Willa Holland, Gossip Girl and The O.C.), and best friend Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell, Pan Am), but struggles with his ex-girlfriend Dinah “Laurel” Lance (Katie Cassidy, Gossip Girl and Melrose Place), who blames him for her sister’s death. Oliver has brought back many new skills from his time on the island and despite the watchful eye of his new bodyguard John Diggle (David Ramsey, Dexter and Blue Bloods), Oliver manages to secretly create the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family and fight the ills of society. As Arrow, Oliver will atone for the past sins of his family while he searches for the personal redemption he needs. Paul Blackthrone also stars. David Nutter directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim (101).” Source KSiteTV
Moving on to Supernatural, the promo pics for 8.04 Bitten are out! And they are hot! But of course you know that already?
Photo source: TV Overmind
Two of my favorite new directors and writers are attached to this episode -- Thomas J. Wright (director) and Robbie Thompson (writer). Here is the official description of 8.04 Bitten.
A UNIQUE EPISODE OF SUPERNATURAL — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a bizarre murder in a college town. Close on the tail of their suspect, they bust into an apartment to find two dead bodies and a laptop cued up to some disturbing video footage. The footage begins with Brian (guest star Leigh Parker), Mike (guest star Brandon W. Jones) and Kate (guest star Britni Sheridan) hearing about an unusual animal attack in their town and the rest of the story is revealed through their eyes. Sam and Dean become unknowing participants in a unique student film. Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson. Source: KSiteTV
Here is an UPDATE on all up-coming episode titles (subject to change):
8.01 We Need to Talk About Kevin
8.02 What's Up, Tiger Mommy?
8.05 Blood Brother
8.06 Southern Comfort
8.07 A Little Slice of Kevin
8.08 Hunteri Heroici (previously known as Dean Amuck)
8.09 Citizen Fang
8.09 Citizen Fang
8.10 Don’t Stop Believing
Here is to another great FALL of TV!!