Arrow Finds Its Canary – And It’s Katie Cassidy!

Craig Byrne February 15, 2012 5

And now we know who will be playing Dinah “Laurel” Lance in The CW’s Arrow pilot – and she’s a fan favorite!

Katie Cassidy (Supernatural) has landed the lead female role in Arrow – a character who may or may not end up being the Black Canary with time.

Previously, Cassidy starred in The CW’s Melrose Place reboot, and regardless of one’s thoughts of the show, many would agree she was one of the best parts.

Dinah was previously played by Alaina Huffman in Smallville. On Birds of Prey, The Black Canary was played by Lori Loughlin, with Rachel Skarsten playing the Canary’s daughter Dinah.



5 Comments »

  1. mazzie February 15, 2012 at 10:59 am -

    l am happy l never thought of her in the role but now wow love Katie shes amazing – seeing her on tv every week is gonna be amazing , this will be the third CW regular show shes done theres gossip girl, supernatural , melrose place + weve found our canary

  2. charles david haskell February 15, 2012 at 10:59 am -

    I HOPE THAT KATIE CASSIDY WILL MADE BLACK CANARY A HIT ON HER OWN. I CAN’T WAIT TO LEARN ABOUT HER BACKGROUND. I CAN’T WAIT TO MEET THE ACTOR OR ACTRESS WHO WILL BECOME THE GREEN ARROW DEADLY VILLAIN. WE BOTH KNOW THAT A GREAT VILLAIN MADE A GREAT HEROES. IT WILL BE INTERESTED TO SEE IF SOME OTHER HEROES OR VILLAIN FROM DC COMICS WILL POP UP IN THE SHOW.

  3. longbow February 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm -

    Awesome news, thanks for the updates. This week has been moving pretty fast. Now we have black canary, Green arrow and Mom, bodyguard?.

    Two more to go

  4. Ryan February 20, 2012 at 11:04 pm -

    It would be cool if Nathaniel Buzolic (kol, TVD) was Tommy Meryln

    • Craig Byrne February 22, 2012 at 7:21 pm -

      I really do hope we see Nathaniel Buzolic on something this Fall.