Arrow (R) is an American superhero television series. It is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow, a costumed crime-fighter. It premiered in the United States on The CW on October 10, 2012. The series follows billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, who, five years after being stranded on a hostile island, returns home to fight crime and corruption as a secret vigilante whose weapon of choice is a bow and arrow.
The series takes a new look at the Green Arrow character, as well as other characters from the DC Comics universe. Arrow focuses on the humanity of Oliver Queen, and how he was changed by time spent shipwrecked on an island. Most episodes in the first five seasons have flashback scenes to the five years in which Oliver was missing.
As he reconnects with those closest to him, including his sister, Thea, Oliver appears to be the same wealthy, carefree bachelor they’ve always known. At night, flanked by his devoted friend, Diggle, Oliver uses his secret persona — that of a vigilante — to right societal wrongs and transform the city to its former glory.
Arrow TV Show Information
- Channel: The CW
- First Aired: October 10, 2012
- Episode length: 40-43 minutes
- Number of Seasons: 6
- Creator: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
- Actors: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Susanna Thompson, Paul Blackthorne, Emily Bett Rickards
- Genre: Superhero fiction, Drama, Action, Crime, Mystery
How To Watch Arrow
There are several different ways to watch Arrow without cable. This TV show is aired on The CW. To find which online TV streaming services have The CW as part of their channel lineup you can read our streaming services review. You can use a streaming service to watch on-demand or on live television.
It is also possible to buy this TV show on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, PlayStation, Microsoft Store, FandangoNOW as a download or rent it on Microsoft Store online. Below are our top choices to watch Arrow.
Stream Arrow With Hulu
Hulu is both a live TV streaming service and an on-demand streaming service. You can either watch Arrow live as it airs or you can watch the most recent season and episodes on-demand. Plans begin at $40/month. To learn more about this service read our Hulu review.
Live Stream Arrow With DIRECTV NOW
DIRECTV NOW is a live TV streaming service. Subscribers of the base package get access to The CW. With this streaming service, you can watch Arrow live as it airs on TV. Plans start at $35/month and include 60+ channels. There are no annual contracts or cumbersome satellite dishes. To learn more about this service read our DIRECTV NOW review.
Watch Arrow With Sling TV
Sling TV is a live TV streaming service. You can watch this show live as it airs or you can watch it on-demand. The CW comes standard in most markets. The base channel package starts at $20. The good news is that Sling TV regularly offers free devices if you prepay a few months. To learn more about this service read our Sling TV review.
Watch Arrow On-Demand With Netflix
Netflix is an on-demand streaming service. Netflix lets you binge-watch entire seasons of Arrow. This is the least expensive way to catch this amazing TV show as plans begin at $7.99/month. To learn more about this service read our Netflix review.
Which Devices Stream Arrow
This TV show can be found on just about any streaming device on the market. Here are some of the top devices that can be used to access one of the services that carry Arrow. To learn more click on the icons below or read our streaming device guide.