The Cw series Arrow has gotten off to a great start so far and the show has so far managed to fill the void left by Smallville. However, there have been a few concerns about the way that Oliver Queen kills without hesitation, as this is not a major character attribute. Now, Stephen Amell has revealed the reasons behind Oliver Queen the ruthless killer.
Amell told SFX, “The central character of all the great shows on television, and I don’t list these names to draw comparisons, but as an example – Tony Soprano, Walter White, Don Draper – these are all incredibly flawed people that do regrettable things, terrible things, unforgivable things. But as long as they’re pursuing an overall goal, and as long as they engage the audience, that’s why those shows resonate.”
He added, “I’ve always wanted to play somebody who was unflinching, who set up for something and followed through with it. That’s why we have to kill people on the show, because he’s trying to clean up the city. To think that there wouldn't be collateral damage, that would be farcical.”
As well as Stephen Amell, Arrow also stars Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, Willa Holland and David Ramsey. Arrow continues in the US on Wednesday nights at 8/7c on The CW and in the UK on Monday nights at 8pm on Sky1.