Katie Cassidy is returning to The CW.
The Melrose Place and Supernatural actress will be playing the female lead, Dinah “Laurel” Lance, in the network’s upcoming adaptation of the DC Comics series Green Arrow, which is titled simply Arrow.
Laurel is an old girlfriend from Oliver Queen’s past, who dated him before the incident that left him missing for five years. The two of them share a past and a tragedy that involves Laurel’s sister. Now, she helps people with a legal-type group called CNRI.
The role of Dinah Lance, the Black Canary, was played in the 1970’s Legends Of The Superheroes Roasts as someone known only as “Danuta.” On Birds of Prey, a character named “Dinah” was played by Rachel Skarsten but the Black Canary was actually her mother, portrayed by Lori Loughlin. More recently, Alaina Huffman made multiple appearances as the Black Canary in a handful of episodes of The CW’s Smallville. The character herself first appeared in DC Comics 70 years ago.
The Green Arrow pilot Arrow will be shooting in Vancouver soon.