The CW has released the first image of The Green Arrow from its upcoming DC Comics adaptation, Arrow, courtesy of Super Hero Hype.

Stephen Amell stars as Oliver Queen, a billionaire playboy who returns to civilization as The Green Arrow after being stranded on a deserted island for five years. This is similar to the actual comic book origin of the character, which was recently reimagined in the miniseries, Green Arrow: Year One

Arrow director, David Nutter, told Super Hero Hype, "When I directed the pilot for Smallville, I knew that making Clark Kent relatable would be the key to audiences believing in him as a hero. Arrow is a different show -- darker and harder-edged -- but it's the same core idea. We're creating a real, believable world in which Oliver Queen can do incredible things. Colleen Atwood's great work on the Arrow costume reflects that effort."

Arrow is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, and Nutter, who is directing, from a teleplay by Kreisberg & Guggenheim, story by Berlanti & Guggenheim. Melissa Kellner Berman is co-executive producer.

[via Super Hero Hype]