Katie Cassidy is the latest Berlantiverse actor to ink one of those cool new deals, by which she is now a series regular across multiple CW superhero shows — namely
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(for a one-season stint), was the first actor to sign such a grounbreaking pact; Arrow vet John Barrowman followed, earlier this month.
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Shortly after Cassidy’s Laurel Lance was killed off of
this past spring, Cassidy popped up on sister series
, as Miss Lance’s Earth-Two doppelganger, the minxy metahuman Black Siren.
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Both Miller and Barrowman it has since been announced at Comic-Con, will play key roles in Season 2 of
, as Captain Cold, Malcolm Merlyn, along with Reverse-Flash (played by
‘s Neal McDonough), form the Legion of Doom.
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I am imagining the irrational KC haters foaming from their mouths. :D
And here was I imagining the people who were upset Laurel was dying being pleased at the news… but perhaps you are disappointed that you have less to complain about now?
There is an irony in someone with your user name calling others ‘irrational KC haters’. Personally, I liked Laurel’s death on the show, I felt it added weight, but here is the thing… I don’t have any opinion about the actors or actresses and I’m not in to the comics, so I guess I’m just enjoying the show for what it is. I’m also interested to see what they do with her now that she is back across all shows.
This is exactly why they’ve been even more hateful the past few months. When the ratings started to drop, people started to turn on the writers, and more people started to blame the direction of Felicity, the KC haters knew they were going to have to fix it by bringing her back.
Oh my, such delusion. You are going to be so disappointed when she only has one appearance on each show.
So what planet do you live on where you pay an actress for 22 episodes if you only want her in 3 episodes?
I don’t see how she’s going to be able to be on 22 episode for all three shows. And seeing as she’s signed for all three, that’s exactly what you’re saying she’ll do.
The plan is for her to appear on all the shows however often they need her. Whether it be flashbacks on Arrow, or Black Siren on Flash, or time travel on Legends. That’s what they mean by series regular. Which sounds a lot better for Katie’s overall mental health.
Comparing fiction to an actual real life disease that kills millions of people every year. You could stop watching the show and not check up on news but you won’t because you have be first at every arrow tweet, comment section or Amell’s Facebook to high five your dude bros
You could stop watching the show and not check up on news but you won’t because you have be first at every arrow tweet, comment section or Amell’s Facebook to high five your dude bros
Seeing as people with your opinion show up in every Arrow-related article these days, it’s actually pretty accurate.
Really glad to have Katie Cassidy back in the verse. Doesn’t sound like they’re resurrecting Laurel, and that’s a good thing.
They probably are. Who else would she play besides Laurel?
No they won’t. She’s dead in the present day. She’ll just be used for flashbacks, Black Siren, and time travel. That’s it. People are getting their hopes up a bit.
Dude, her death is providing the impetus for the show going forward. What’s the point of her dying if they bring her back?
Besides, with the other three avenues available to them, they don’t really need to bring her back to continue utilizing Katie Cassidy.
Awesome!!! Hopefully this means it gets her character away from the weird drama.
I still think they would benefit from giving Tom Cavanagh one of these deals.
Good news Katie will be back in DC TV universe! Guess Flashpoint did affect Arrow somehow.
Good for her. I thought it was ridiculous that they killed her off on “Arrow.” I’m not thrilled about the Legion of Doom news, though. I was hoping we’d see Wentworth Miller as Citizen Cold instead, and I find Malcolm Merlyn and Damien Darhk very annoying. I actually couldn’t wait for their characters to be killed off.
So our three DCCWverse main cast members among all 4 shows are two actors who primarily play characters that have died and an actor playing a character that really should have died at least a season ago. Yep, that’s comic books right there.
So if she’s across all 4 shows just like Malcolm, Damian, Snart, and Reverse-Flash, does this mean it’s actually Earth-2 Black Siren with the Legion of Doom, and not Earth-1’s Laurel? Unless Sara goes back in time and grabs her.
I am guessing she will be Black Siren and probably also be part of the Legion of Doom, though unannounced as yet. Perhaps all the people with cross series regular jobs are in the Legion of Doom.
Awesome news! I’m sure the creative team over at the other shows will treat her and the comic book lore she’s to portray loads better. I’m very happy for KC. Flash, Supergirl and LoT are going to be lit come Fall 2016.
Happy to hear this, might go back to watching Arrow again.
“she is now a series regular across multiple CW superhero shows — namely The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and her original stomping grounds, Arrow”
Any idea of how many episodes she’s been signed on for? Insanely curious!
This comes as no surprise. They had to bring Laurel back. There was no choice they simply had to bring her back. Black Canary is, next to wonder woman, the highest profile female superhero in the DC universe who is not derivative of a Mail hero (example: Supergirl, Hawkgirl, batgirl, Zatanna … )
Killing her off was quite disrespectful to female fans and fans of the DC universe in general
Unfortunately according to what I’ve read she’s not going to be coming back as Black Canary really. Laurel in flashbacks and time travel, and Black Siren in any present day stuff.
The only one I’m looking forward to is Wentworkth Miller because he hasn’t been overused yet.. As much as I like John Barrowman, Malcolm Merlyn has been over-used in the Flarrow universe and Katie Cassidy needs to be on a different kind of show.
I agree on all points. I’ve always said Laurel would be great on The Flash… But who knows
I too have thought Laurel would have been better on The Flash. The first episode she did over there she just fit in in a way that never gelled on Arrow. Plus Katie seemed to be having more fun there
I’m not sure I’m even looking forward to Wentworth Miller anymore, now that it looks like Snart’s going to be a bad guy again. I only liked the character as the reluctant anti-hero he was on LoT. As an out-and-out villain, not so much. Malcolm should have been killed off a season or so ago, and while from other interviews I’ve read it seems like present-day Laurel is not returning, I still would prefer to see as little of any version of Laurel as possible. It was bad enough dealing with her on Arrow – now I have to deal with it on the other shows as well? That’s frankly terrible news. Here’s hoping her appearances are as minimal as possible. :(
YAAAAY OMG OMG I LOVE KATIE AND I MISS LAUREL SO MUCH
Great, as long as Laurel isn’t coming back. Love Katie, can’t stand the mess of her character Arrow made.
Most hilarious news I’ve heard all day! They really just can’t help themselves with resurrecting characters.
Wait? Is she not dead? Is Laurel not actually dead or coming back in some way??? I stopped watching Arrow because of her death, but heck yeah I’ll come back if she’s back
So very happy about this!!! Excited to see how Sara and lance react to black siren!
Like how tptb are stating right off the bat ‘she’s in the premiere of arrow’ so we’ll watch it. . .
To be honest, as a big fan of Katie Cassidy, I was kindof hoping she’d move on to bigger and better things. Arrow is an eternal crapfest of pandering writers and whiny fans who have done an absolute disservice to the iconic Black Canary. I love her and will support her in her work but I kindof want her to run for the hills from this show. She’s been outstanding in everything else because she was given much better material to work with.
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