Katie Cassidy Returning to ‘Arrow’ for Good as Black Siren

Katie Cassidy

Katie Cassidy is returning to “Arrow” in a big way.

The “Arrow” alum will be back as a series regular in Season 6, playing Black Siren. She will first appear in the final two episodes of the CW show in the current fifth season.

An original cast member of “Arrow,” Cassidy portrayed Laurel Lance/Black Canary for the first four seasons, before being killed off in the midst of Season 4. After she was killed, Cassidy signed a deal with the CW to appear across the DC universe portfolio of shows in a guest capacity — then she reappeared as Black Siren, the villainous Earth 2 version of Black Canary, in “Arrow’s” midseason premiere of Season 5.


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“Arrow” executive producer Marc Guggenheim commented on Cassidy’s return, saying 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.”

The last time we saw Cassidy as Black Siren, the character was working with Prometheus (Josh Segarra) to take down the team. She was defeated and shipped to an Argus lockup in Central City where Ollie (Stephen Amell) hoped she might be rehabilitated to become more like the Laurel he knew.

Cassidy is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content, and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.

Jacob Bryant contributed to this report.

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  1. Rendezvous says:

    Great news! Fuck Felicity and the new BC they both can go! I fell out my chair and laughed when an alternate version of Felicity got her neck snapped on LOT

  2. Matthew Markovich says:

    So does this mean that the current Black Canary DINAH DRAKE will be killed off or just leave Star City? I like her.

  3. wholtz says:

    Great news. In the comics there was a version of Black Siren from Earth 2 became Black Canary.

  4. Janie says:

    Why? In what universe does this even make sense? They could never figure out what to do with this actress since season 2. Yes, she was ok as the Black Siren so I wouldn’t mind her coming back for a few episodes, but as a regular? And her last episode as Black Siren heavily implied that Oliver was going to trying to redeem her, so they probably won’t even keep her evil (which is where the actress really shines).

    None of this makes sense.

    • spooie says:

      Arrow hasn’t made much sense for two seasons now. This is the least of that concern.

      • Nick Hydier says:

        Exactly, if anything having Katie back as Laurel even if it’s only her Earth-2 counterpart should partly be this show’s salvation, if only the start of it.

  5. Lucy says:

    This is amazing news if it’s true. I dropped Arrow because I was so over the direction in which they took the show. Laurel returning is the only thing that could make me watch again.

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