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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

ARROW Casts The Huntress for Multi-Episode Arc


Looks like Oliver Queen's love life is about to get complicated.

Entertainment Weekly has reported that DC Comics character Helena Bertinelli, also known as the Post-Crisis version of The Huntress, will be appearing on the upcoming CW series Arrow as a potential love interest for the emerald archer.

24-year-old Australian actress Jessica De Gouw has been cast in the role and the character will feature in a multi-episode story arc beginning around episode six.  The official description for the Huntress says that "Helena is a potential love interest for Oliver Queen; a fellow vigilante, set on destroying her father’s organized crime empire. But Helena’s blind pursuit of revenge will put her on a collision course with the Arrow."

The Helena Bertinelli Huntress debuted in Huntress #1 in 1989, based on the previous Helena Wayne character who was the daughter of DC Comics' original versions of Batman and Catwoman.  De Gouw will be the third actress to play The Huntress in live-action, after Barbara Joyce in the 1979 NBC special Legends of the Superheroes and Ashley Scott in the 13-episode 2002-03 adaptation of DC Comics' Birds of Prey.

While on the subject of Birds of Prey, it seems we now have Black Canary (sort of) and The Huntress together on TV again.  I don't suppose there's any chance of Barbara Gordon making an appearance during this story arc...?

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