CAA Signs ‘Arrow’ Star Stephen Amell

By | Wednesday December 18, 2013 @ 8:12am PST
Nellie Andreeva

IMG_3028(1)EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, CAA has signed Stephen Amell, star of the hit CW drama Arrow. Amell, who was a series regular on Hung and recurred on Private Practice, was with … Read More »

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‘Arrow’ At PaleyFest: Emily Bett Rickards Confirmed As Regular, Plus Trips To WonderCon, Comic-Con Too

By | Saturday March 9, 2013 @ 10:16pm PST

Diane Haithman contributes to Deadline’s TV coverage.

Stephen Amell, star of the CW’s DC Comics-inspired Arrow, was deliberately coy about pending developments for his character Oliver Queen at this evening’s PaleyFest panel. The actor said things are “happening fast and furious now” for Oliver. “We’ve been shooting for just over 7 months. In coming episode 17, things are actually pretty good for Oliver, which means they are about to go really bad.” Producers also confirmed that one minor character will become a regular in Season 2: Emily Bett Rickards as IT expert Felicity Smoak. The character’s bright future was ensured by two things: One, the positive Twitter feedback during her first appearance as well the reaction of Warner Bros. TV President Peter Roth who, Andrew Kreisberg reported, called to say: “I love the blond computer girl.”

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Amell also said Arrow is going to WonderCon this year and that he “can’t wait” to return to Comic-Con as well. He admitted he will miss the anonymity that the cast enjoyed on Arrow’s first visit to New York Comic-Con in mid-October, days after the series premiered. The series, which debuted on October 10, 2012, was picked up for a full season on October 22 and was renewed for a second season in February. Given the show’s success, Amell joked that like his dual-identity character, this year he might have to attend the fan conventions in disguise.
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First Image Of Superhero From ‘Arrow’ Pilot

By | Monday March 19, 2012 @ 10:15am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The CW‘s pilot Arrow just released the first image of star Stephen Amell as (Green) Arrow. The suit was designed by three-time Oscar-winning costume designer and frequent Tim Burton collaborator Colleen Atwood (Alice In Wonderland). The project, written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, is … Read More »

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Stephen Amell Is Green Arrow: Lands Title Role In CW Drama Pilot ‘Arrow’

By | Tuesday January 31, 2012 @ 12:58pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

CW Picks Up 3 More Drama Pilots, Including J.J. Abrams & Mark Schwahn’s ‘Shelter’

EXCLUSIVE: One of the highest-profile young lead roles this pilot season has gone to Stephen Amell. In a … Read More »

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HBO Adds Actors To ‘Hung’, ‘Boardwalk Empire’

Nellie Andreeva

Ray Drecker is getting new love and some competition. Stephen Amell (Vampire Diaries) has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming third season of HBO’s comedy series Hung. … Read More »

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‘Spartacus’ Lead Narrows To One – Or None

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE THURSDAY UPDATE: I hear that none of the three actors who screen tested for the Spartacus lead this week, Stephen Amell, Aiden Turner and Liam McIntyre, got the role. However, Starz is still holding onto McIntyre, the Australian, while the other two have been released. He may still get to be the next Spartacus, succeeding the ailing Andy Whitfield. But I hear Starz brass is considering all options for its hit series, including the possibility of ending it or bringing in someone else for the lead. Read More »

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