DC Comics heroine The Huntress has appeared on TV before — in both the 1970’s Legends of the Super Heroes special and in the WB series Birds Of Prey — but both times, the version of the character seen was Helena Wayne, daughter of the Batman and Catwoman from another world.
In the late 1980’s, DC reimagined the character as Helena Bertinelli, daughter of a mob boss… and that is the version of the character that we’ll be seeing on the November 28 episode of Arrow. Here’s how the network describes it:
THE HUNTRESS RIDES INTO STARLING CITY AND HEATS THINGS UP WITH OLIVER — Oliver (Stephen Amell) encounters a mysterious woman, Helena Bertinelli (guest star Jessica DeGouw), daughter of mob boss Frank Bertinelli (guest star Jeffrey Nordling), who he can finally be himself with, but he soon comes to realize she’s hiding dangerous secrets of her own. Helena is on her own personal mission of vengeance and Oliver is caught in the middle. Meanwhile, Tommy (Colin Donnell) is blindsided by an unfortunate turn of events and turns to Laurel (Katie Cassidy) for support. David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Susanna Thompson and Paul Blackthorne also star. David Grossman directed the episode with story by Andrew Kriesberg and teleplay by Geoff Johns & Marc Guggenheim (#107).
So.. daughter of a mob boss, love interest for Oliver, played by a fresh new face that we interviewed a few weeks ago? We’re in.
If you’d like to see more, you can find a full gallery of images from the episode at our dedicated Arrow site, GreenArrowTV.