Katie Cassidy played the beloved “Arrow” character Laurel Lance for four seasons before being killed off. Well, it turns out Cassidy is coming back to her “Arrow” family … but Earth-1’s Laurel Lance is not.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cassidy has signed on as a series regular for Season 6. She’ll be reprising her role as Black Siren, Laurel Lance’s doppelgänger.
“One of the things that most excites us about ‘Arrow’ is that we go where the story takes us,” said executive producer Marc Guggenheim 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,” Guggenheim added. “Though as her appearances on ‘Arrow’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ this season show, she never really left the family.”
Cassidy confirmed her return to the show with just five little words: “There’s no place like home.”
Reactions to the news were mixed on Twitter. Many “Arrow” fans were here for the surprise announcement, while others seemed less than enthused.
Either way, we’re looking forward to Black Siren’s inevitable showdown with Team Arrow.
“Arrow” airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. on The CW.
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