Katie Cassidy's Black Canary Confirmed For Three DC Shows
Good news for fans of Black Canary as it's learned we'll see more of the character in the CW DC TV shows.
Executive producer Greg Berlanti confirmed during the Television Critics Association that Kaity Cassidy will be featured in possibly all four of the DC TV series, which includes Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow.
"We made a deal at the end of that season to bring her back for a bunch of episodes," Berlanti said, referring to the surprise return of Kaity Cassidy as Laurel Lance at the end of the mid-season finale of Arrow. "Katie is a part of the fabric of the show. Because the show, like a comic book, can move in different ways, and characters go and come, everybody that’s ever been a part of the key and core ensemble has always had a place at the table for our show. There’s the capacity for her to be [in all four shows]. At this moment, she’s in three of them.”
Regarding the return of Laurel, Stephen Amell commented after the mid-season finale that the return of Black Canary makes a lot of sense as the character is rooted in the story of Green Arrow in the comics.
"Lots of consternation within the fan base about what's important... the Black Banary in the GreenArrowverse... If you are just getting into the canon of Green Arrow, the comic book character, not necessarily the show, but the comic book character, Black Canary is easily the most important feature next to the Green Arrow. Period. Full Stop. Forever. So it would be very nice to have the Black Canary back." Amell said.
Arrow returns Wednesday, January 25th at 8pm ET.