Big news for fans of Laurel Lance! It seems that we will be getting a lot more of her next season in the Arrowverse, as it has been announced that Katie Cassidy has been brought back as a series regular for ‘Arrow’ Season 6. Only twist – she will not be playing Earth One’s Laurel Lance, but will, as many suspected, be playing the Earth 2 Laurel Lance, the Black Siren, which means the show might just be moving forward with that redemption arc for the character that was hinted at when they brought her around during the Winter premiere after all.
First up, though, she will be appear in the Season Finale of ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ where she will come face to face with her Earth One sister Sara Lance, and I suspect that meeting’s repercussions will have a lot to do with the Black Siren’s arc in the future, and why she may or may not be joining Team Arrow in the coming Season (I’m not ruling out the possibility of her being a villain in Season 6).
According to ‘Arrow’ Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim during a recent chat with Entertainment Weekly:
“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.”
As for the hows and whys of her return, Guggenheim did not give much explanation, but he did drop one very vague hint that a lot was set up during the Black Siren’s last appearance on ‘Arrow’:
“The episode ends with laying a very specific seed with a very specific game plan on our part that we hope to see come to fruition.”
Do you have any thoughts as to what they might be planning to do with the Black Siren? Are you worried what this might mean for the new Black Canary currently being groomed on Team Arrow? Feel free to share your theories and opinions down in the comments section below!
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