A beloved member of Team “Arrow” is returning full-time to the CW superhero series as Katie Cassidy will be back as a show regular, the network announced Monday.
Cassidy will return as Laurel Lance doppelganger Black Siren in the final two episodes of Season 5. She’ll be reinstated as a series regular in Season 6.
“One of the things that most excites us about ‘Arrow’ is that we go where the story takes us,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim said in a statement. “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.”
Cassidy left the show in the middle of Season 4 after her character Laurel Lance, the vigilante known as Black Canary, was killed by the villain Damien Dhark (Neal McDonough). Because of time-travel and multiple earths, though, Cassidy has made periodic appearances across the Arrowverse shows, including “The Flash,” where she first appeared as Laurel’s Earth-2 doppelganger, Black Siren.
“Arrow” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
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