TV News: Green Arrow, Luck, Game Change

Green Arrow
Stephen Amell has been cast as the DC Comics character Green Arrow in the CW drama pilot “Arrow” for Warner Bros. TV.

Amell will play Oliver Queen, a wealthy playboy and billionaire industrialist-turned-outspoken politician who fights crime using archery, martial arts and technology.

The buff Amell has served as a recurring actor on numerous shows including “Hung,” “Private Practive,” “The Vampire Diaries” and “90210” as well as being one of the finalists for the lead on “Spartacus”. [Source: Deadline]

HBO has renewed David Milch’s new gambling drama “Luck” for a second season, only two days after the series premiere.

Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte star in the series which will have a ten-episode second season, up from nine episodes for the first. The second season will premiere January 2013.

Though the premiere scored 3.3 million viewers over multiple airings combined, the 9 p.m. airing only averaged a disappointing 1.1 million. Reviews however were strong. [Source: The Live Feed]

Game Change
Speaking of HBO, their films division has released the new trailer for “Game Change”, the upcoming TV movie about the McCain/Palin campaign starring Ed Harris and Julianne Moore. It is scheduled to air next month.