Arrow viewers rejoice! Katie Cassidy is making a huge comeback to Arrow as a series regular beginning in the final two episodes of the fifth season.
Katie was an original cast member as she played Laurel Lance for the first four seasons of the series. However, during the middle of season four her character was killed off, but shortly afterward she signed a major deal with The CW to appear across the DC television universe as a guest in many of the DC-related television series. This season she was brought back again to play the Earth 2 version of the Black Canary, Black Siren, during the midseason premiere of season five.
Executive Producer of Arrow, Marc Guggenhiem committed on Cassidy’s return in a statement: “One of the things that most excites us about ‘Arrow’ is that we go where the story takes us. Last year, the story took us to the tragic death of Laurel Lance. This year, our midseason finale reintroduced us to Laurel’s doppelgänger, Black Siren. We were so taken by Katie’s fearless interpretation of this character that we knew her story was not yet finished. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Katie back to ‘Arrow’ as Black Siren, though as her appearances on ‘Arrow’ and ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ this season show, she never really left the family.”
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