The CW has debuted a new promo for the series that asks the question "Who is Oliver Queen?" with some new footage from the rest of the season. You can catch a glimpse of Summer Glau's Isabel Rochev from season opener 'City of Heroes', as well as new footage for next week's second episode 'Identity' which sees Kelly Hu back as China White alongside the first appearance of Bronze Tiger, played by Michael Jai White . Check it out below!
Unfortunately Summer Glau is not in this episode, but I'm sure she'll be back soon!
Meanwhile, you can watch the teaser from an upcoming episode that leaked online, featuring Isabel Rochev, Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak.
Don't miss Arrow Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
Arrow Producers Wanted To Bring On Isabel Rochev Into Season 1
The guys at Fan Voice got the chance to chat with writer/executive producer Marc Guggenheim about what’s coming in Arrow Season 2.
Check out what he has to say about Summer Glau's character Isabel Rochev below. We learn for example that Arrow executive producers wanted to bring on Isabel Rochev as soon as in season one.
Fan Voice: You’ve got a bunch of new characters this season, and we’ll get to Flash because of course we have to, but let’s talk a little bit about Isabel (Summer Glau).
Marc Guggenheim: Isabel is actually a character we wanted to bring on into Season 1, and as with a lot of ideas we had for Season 1, even though we had twenty-three episodes, we still had more ideas than we had episodes. When we talked about ideas for Season 2, one of the things we wanted to was put Oliver in a different situation with respect to his non-Arrow life than we explored in season one, and that was to have him be more involved in Queen Consolidated. In thinking about that, we remembered this character Isabel Rochev, who in the comic was a corporate antagonist to Oliver at Queen Consolidated, and we kind of liked the idea that Oliver as Oliver Queen is facing someone who doesn’t like him, who isn’t loyal to him who he can have a sort of complex relationship with that is independent of his existence as The Arrow. We want Oliver Queen’s life to be as interesting as The Arrow’s life. Isabel gives him that.
To support this statement, you may recall that Isabel's name appears in George Queen' book of corrupt people that Oliver is hunting down ever since he has come back from the island (see screencap from the pilot below):
Arrow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg mentioned that the fact that Isabel was on that list will be addressed later on during season 2.
It's gonna be really interesting to see which way the Isabel and Oliver relationship is heading. It seems sparks starts to fly between Oliver and Isabel, judging by the clip from an upcoming episode of Arrow unveiled recently.
Don't miss the next episode of Arrow titled "Identity" on The CW on Wednesday, October 13 at 8pm.
On the CW, the season two premiere of Arrow earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating and 2.74 million viewers, even with its May 2013 finale in adults 18-49 demo (0.9), up in adult 18-34 (0.8) and about event in total viewers (2.77 M).
It was down from last year's 1.3 adults 18-49 premiere rating but a series premiere always scores higher ratings, then it stabilizes.
The series debut of The Tomorrow People earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating and 2.32 million viewers, up one tenth from the premiere ratings for Supernatural last year in the timeslot.
The Tomorrow People retained Arrow demo and most of its audience is a good start and will be okay if it can hold up, the AmellWednesdays worked fine. Considering all the publicity and the recent casting news, I was hoping they would surprise everyone and both debut above a 1.0 but given the year every network is having, those are pretty respectable numbers for the CW.
Conclusion: Arrow and TTP ratings are decent, if not stellar.
Comparisons with other CW shows:
On Monday, the season premiere of Hart Of Dixie (3rd season) scored a 0.4, down three tenths from last year's 0.7 premiere rating and down two tenths from last season's 0.6 rating for the season finale.
The second season premiere of Beauty and the Beast scored a 0.3, also down sharply from last year's 1.1 adults 18-49 premiere rating, and down two tenth from the 0.5 the season finale earned (By comparison, Arrow did much better in its second season).
Conclusion: bad numbers for Hart of Dixie (it will probably get renewed for syndication reasons though) and Beauty and the Beast
On Tuesday, The Originals earned a 0.9 rating and 1.90 million viewers, down a tenth from its 1.0 adults 18-49 premiere rating. The season premiere of Supernatural earned a 1.2 and 2.50 million viewers, up from from last season's 0.8 adults 18-49 premiere rating.
Conclusion: still strong for The Original and whooping ratings for SPN (even if competition was weak in its timeslot)
On Thursday, the season premiere of The Vampire Diaries scored a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating and 2.55 million viewers, down 25 percent from a 1.6 for last year’s premiere on Thursday, October 11, 2012. The series premiere of The Originals garnered a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating and 2.15 million viewers, down 25 percent from a 1.2 for the series premiere of Beauty & the Beast.
Conclusion: quite disappointing for TVD and TO premieres, but these are still acceptable numbers
NBC's sci-fi show Revolution share the same audience and the same timeslot - 8pm Wednesday - as Comics-based Arrow, but it delivered poor ratings in the last three weeks: after matching a series low with a 1.8 adults 18-49 season premiere rating, the series hit a new low last week with a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating and again a series low this week with a 1.5 adults 18-49. Will Revolution continue to drop, or will we see it stabilize in the following weeks?
I would like to mention that Arrow is not a breakout hit or a rating hit as many online articles say, it's a simply a solid show. It may be the CW show with most viewers of all their shows but the only numbers that matters to advertisers are the adults 18-49 rating, and both The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural have better ratings than Arrow.
Side note: the number of viewers includes live and same day viewers.
Source of rating numbers: TV by the Numbers
The CW has released a new promo for the season 2 premiere of Arrow. Summer Glau's character Isabel Rochev is not in it but it should make you excited for the show's return.
The minute long spot looks nearly Christopher Nolan-level good. This clip has everything: racing motorcycles, flipping cars, machine guns, angry protesters, passionate embraces, graveyard visits, parachutes, pleas for helps, solemn vows, a Black Canary, and so much broken glass. This looks bigger than television, to be perfectly honest, and we now have our fingers crossed that the new episodes deliver on this hefty promise.
Stephen Amell and Colton Haynes have posted new behind the scenes images showing the cast of Arrow on set, including newcomers Summer Glau and Grant Gustin, who plays The Flash.
Don’t miss the season two premiere on Wednesday, October 9 at 8/7c on The CW!
It’s finally over! Our giveaway from last week has now officially ended, and we’re ready to announce the winner of this 20 x 60 inches Summer Glau beach bikini aluminium print.
But before that we want to thank all of you who entered this second aluminium print giveaway. A lot of people entered the contest and/or thanked Fox012 for his generous offer, and we really appreciate it.
Without further ado, here's the winner, announced by Summer Glau herself...sort of (click on image for bigger size):
Contratulations Tomas, aka cameroncz, you will bring home this unique life-sized poster printed on aluminium plate and I'm sure you will be the envy of many Summer Glau fans!
Given the dimensions of the print, the final attribution relies on the condition that Tomas and Fox012 can sort out the delivery conditions.
TSCC Article and Interviews in Starlog March 2008 Issue
Summer Glau in promotional art for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is on the cover of the issue 363 of science-fiction film magazine Starlog, published on March 2008.
Inside the magazine, there's a eight-page article on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, including interviews with Summer Glau and Lena Headey.
Find below HQ scans of Starlog March 2008:
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2008 > Starlog Issue #363 - March 2008
Summer Glau in famous promotional art for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is on the cover of the issue 165 of Horror, Sci-fi and Cult films on DVD magazine 'Video WatcHDog', published in Nov/Dec 2011.
Inside the magazine, there's an article about one of TSCC's favorite topic, the Singularity.
Scouting the Singularity
Thomas A. Foster makes his VW debut with a strikingly original article charting our onscreen quest for artificial intelligence and its apocalyptic implications, from The Day The Earth Stood Still to the Matrix films and beyond!
I have scanned this informative twenty-page article for you:
The CW has released via press release the synopsis for Arrow episode 2x02 titled 'Identity'.
We don't know if Summer Glau's character Isabel Rochev will appear in this episode (her name doesn't appear in the synopsis).
DC COMICS’ BRONZE TIGER AND CHINA WHITE WREAK HAVOC ON THE GLADES — Oliver (Stephen Amell) finds out the medicine that is being sent to Glades Memorial is being hijacked by thieves. Without an influx of supplies, the hospital will close. Roy (Colton Haynes) attempts to stop the thieves, but he fails and is arrested by Officer Lance (Paul Blackthorne). Oliver gets into a heated battle with China White (guest star Kelly Hu) and her new partner, Ben Turner, AKA the Bronze Tiger (guest star Michael Jai White), over the supplies. Meanwhile, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) makes plans to catch the Arrow, and Thea (Willa Holland) gives Roy an ultimatum. Nick Copus directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Beth Schwartz (#202)
Don't miss Summer Glau in the second season of Arrow, premiering on Wednesday, October 9 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.