Big things are coming to the Arrowverse when the DC Comics shows return to The CW. Not only will Oliver Queen and Barry Allen be getting new costumes, but a plethora of new heroes and villains are set to make their debuts on both ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’. There will even be a brand new animated digital tie-in titled ‘Vixen’ to introduce magic and mysticism into this little world they’re building. But now the latest new addition will bring one of the biggest franchises in science fiction history to Starling City, at least for a little while.
In the past, we’ve seen a number of beloved fandoms make their way to The CW’s corner of the DC Universe. ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Torchwood’ are well represented thanks to John Barrowman, Alex Kingston, and soon to be Arthur Darvill. Emily Kinney of ‘The Walking Dead’ took an evil turn on ‘The Flash.’ And now someone is making the jump from an illustrious Starfleet vessel to join the Emerald Archer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ star Jeri Ryan will guest star in an upcoming episode of ‘Arrow.’ Executive producer Marc Guggenheim later revealed that it would actually be the second episode of the fourth season, which will be titled ‘The Candidate’. Ryan will join the likes of Jimmy Akingbola as Baron Blitzkrieg, Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk, Alexander Calvert as Lonnie Machin/Anarky, and Echo Kellum as Mister Terrific.
While Ryan is best known for her role as Borg Seven of Nine, the actress will play Jessica Danforth, a friend of the Queen family with “political ambitions that will make her a target of a formidable antagonist”. The character may not sound familiar to long-time comic fans because she does not appear in the source material. However, this is hardly the first time that the live-action adaptation strayed from the original storylines.
What do you think about Jeri Ryan appearing on ‘Arrow’? Are you excited to see what she’ll get up to as Jessica Danforth? And which “formidable antagonist” do you think she’ll tangle with? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.
‘Arrow’ returns to The CW on October 7, 2015 at 8:00pm.