As Katie Cassidy awaits word on whether Green Arrow and the Canaries will suit up for The CW, she has an abundance of memories from Arrow’s farewell run to look back on — and with only a few regrets.
With Arrow: The Eighth and Final Season set to arrive on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, April 28, TV Line seized the opportunity to catch up with the original cast member and revisit Season 8’s highs and lows, including her directorial debut and loads of déjà vu. Cassidy also opens up about how the original Laurel’s tragic Season 4 death helped shape the woman she is today.
TVLINE | Ever since Black Siren started spending time in our Star City, the fans were clamoring for some sort of redemption arc. What was important to you about the two-season journey that followed for the character?
Just that her story, in terms of her character, be told and looked at in a way as though it were a separate identity, starting as her doppelgänger. Playing Black Siren, I wanted her to get a sense of depth. I wanted it to feel like she lived a different life, and that actually came down to the writers and myself doing the character backstory, trying to make her as complex and whole as possible. I wanted to have a chance to tell her story of where she came from — and I think we’re still exploring that. That’s what’s cool about this potential spin-off, Green Arrow and the Canaries; we still don’t know the story of how Black Siren, on Earth-Two as her redeemed self, learned what it’s like to be a hero. What has she gone through as we pick up with this pilot in 2040? There is still a lot of story to be told.
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