The Arrow season 4 premiere is only a few weeks away at this point but you can get an early look at gorgeous Oliver Queen thanks to a video uploaded by the CW earlier this week. The new season is set to start on Wednesday, October 7 at 8/7c. Returning as billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is Stephen Amell. Not only is Arrow getting new look this season, his trusted chauffeur/bodyguard John Diggle (played by David Ramsey) will also be getting a suit-upgrade.
If you need a quick recap of events before season four starts, there’s a lot of exciting ground you will have to cover. The episodes are available online, but if you are short on time you can cheat a little. After suffering a massive defeat at the end of Season One, Oliver started Season Two determined to fight his battles without causing bloodshed.
Oliver’s new strategy was put to the test when his sworn enemy, Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett), returned to Starling City bent on destroying Oliver’s life. Though Slade succeeded in hurting Oliver, killing his mother and driving his sister Thea to her biological father, Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), Oliver ultimately defeated Slade and saved Starling City from Slade’s brutal army.
In the aftermath of this victory, Season Three opens with Arrow now a hero to the citizens of Starling. Crime is down, people feel safer, and Captain Lance even calls off the Anti-Vigilante Task Force. Basking in his success, Oliver believes he can finally have a private life and asks Felicity out on a date. But the second Oliver takes his eye off the ball, a deadly villain reappears in Starling, forcing Oliver to realize that he can never be Oliver Queen – not as long as the city needs The Arrow.
The series itself is based on characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, ARROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Green Lantern,” “Brothers & Sisters”), Marc Guggenheim (“Eli Stone,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Warehouse 13,” “The Vampire Diaries”) and Sarah Schechter (“Flash,” “Mysteries of Laura,” “Pan”).