Blake Neely Scores the CW’s New Super Hero Project Arrow
Award-winning composer Blake Neely scores the CW’s
highly-anticipated pilot scheduled to premiere later
this summer, Arrow, which was just announced as an
official new series on the CW.
Arrow is a modern-day retelling of notorious DC Comics’
superhero, Green Arrow. Neely scored with a full orchestra
at the legendary Warner Bros. Eastwood Scoring Stage.
Arrow marks Neely’s tenth collaboration with producers
Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim.
Arrow is directed by David Nutter and stars Stephen Amell
(Heartland, Private Practice). The series follows former
playboy billionaire and Mayor of Star City, Oliver Queen
(Amell), who returns with lethal skills and an inscrutable
agenda after being marooned on an island for five years.
“The directive was to make the music big and dark,”
explained Neely. “Blake has done such an amazing job”
stated Marc Guggenheim, “the whole project has been
elevated by the use of a full orchestra and a critically
acclaimed composer who consistently out does himself.”
Blake Neely’s previous collaborations with producers
Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim include No Ordinary
Family, Brothers & Sisters, and Everwood.
Currently, Neely scores weekly the CBS hit series
The Mentalist. His film scoring credits include the box office
hit Life As We Know It, and additional music for films
including The Da Vinci Code and Pirates of the Caribbean:
The Curse of the Black Pearl.
Neely has received numerous accolades including
ASCAP Awards, BMI Awards and several Emmy nominations,
including Outstanding Music Composition for a mini series
for “The Pacific.”
Additionally, Neely conducted at the FIFA World Cup Final
Draw to a worldwide audience of nearly half a billion.