Arrow is enlisting a very special guest star for its upcoming 150th episode. Via ComicBook.com, the landmark episode will feature an in-series documentary narrated by the distinctive voice of Kelsey Grammer. The documentary will focus on the rise of masked vigilantes in the Arrowverse.
The episode will feature a film crew following Team Arrow around Star City to ask about Oliver Queen’s heroic activities. As if Oliver didn’t have enough problems to endure, he additionally has to cope with the fact that his son, William, is back from boarding school. There’s also the small matter of a mysterious new force that’s threatening the city.
Grammer previously worked with the episode’s co-writer and Arrow consulting producer Marc Guggenheim on the Netflix series Trollhunters. Of course, Grammer is no stranger to comic book roles, and he co-starred as Beast in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand. He reprised his role for a brief cameo appearance at the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014. Grammer was also eyed to play The Chief in DC Universe’s Doom Patrol series before the role went to Timothy Dalton.
The CW has also released an official synopsis for the episode, titled “Emerald Archer” and air on February 4.
“The 150th episode of Arrow showcases a documentary entitled ‘The Hood and the rise of vigilantism’ starring Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), and the rest of Team Arrow. As a camera crew follows Oliver and team around to talk about their past as vigilantes and what the Green Arrow means to Star City, Oliver must also deal with William’s (guest star Jack Moore) return from boarding school as well as a new threat to the city. The episode will feature “documentary footage” captured by the BTS crew and interviews from those who have worked alongside the Green Arrow. The documentary is narrated by Kelsey Grammer. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Emilio Ortega Aldrich.”
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