“Crisis on Infinite Earths” is bringing back as many alumni of DC Comics-based TV shows as it can get ahold of, and the latest score is Ashley Scott, who portrayed The Huntress on the short-lived ‘Birds of Prey’ series which originally aired on The WB. That version of The Huntress was based on the Bronze Age/Earth-2 incarnation, as the daughter of Batman and Catwoman. One major difference from the comics is that on ‘Birds of Prey’ both Catwoman and her daughter, Helena are metahumans with cat-like powers, including night vision and super agility. ‘Birds of Prey’ aired during the 2002-03 TV season.
Since then, Scott has co-starred on ‘Jericho’ and ‘UnReal’, headlined several made-for-TV movies and will be seen on the big screen in ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’.
Scott co-starred with Rachel Skarsten, who played young runaway psychic, Dinah Redmond (née Lance), who was used as a stand-in for Black Canary. Like her comic book counterpart, she was the daughter of the original Black Canary but was otherwise a completely different character. Skarsten is already part of the Arrowverse, having been cast as Alice, the main antagonist of ‘Batwoman’. No word on whether Skarsten will appear in “Crisis,” but it would be cool. Perhaps she will even be used in multiple roles, like ‘Legends of Tomorrow’s Brandon Routh, who will also appear as the ‘Kingdom Come’ Superman.
The third part of the TV ‘Birds of Prey’ was Dina Meyer who portrayed Barbara Gordon/Oracle, the former Batgirl. The series also featured Mia Sara as Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn.
Jessica De Gouw has already appeared as The Huntress on ‘Arrow’. That version is more in line with how the character is depicted in modern comics, and is not the daughter of Batman or Catwoman. Like Skarsten, it isn’t known at this time if De Gouw will return in “Crisis.”
Confirmed guest-stars are: Kevin Conroy, longtime Batman voice actor, who will play a futuristic version of Bruce Wayne (possibly from the ‘Batman Beyond’ timeline); John Wesley Shipp as the Barry Allen/The Flash of Earth-90, based on the 1991-92 ‘Flash’ TV series; Burt Ward, Robin from the 1960s ‘Batman’ TV series, whose role in “Crisis” is unknown; and Tom Welling and Erica Durance, Clark Kent and Lois Lane from ‘Smallville’ (Michael Rosenbaum declined). The CW is reportedly courting Lynda Carter from the ’70s ‘Wonder Woman’ series for a cameo.
Guest stars from within the existing CW shows are: Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane from ‘Supergirl’s Earth; Jon Cryer as ‘Supergirl’s Lex Luthor; LaMonica Garrett who has already been seen as The Monitor, and will also portray his evil double, The Anti-Monitor; and Cress Williams and possibly more from ‘Black Lightning’, making their first appearances in the Arrowverse. Osric Chau will debut as Ryan Choi, the new Atom, while Meaghan Rath (sister to ‘Supergirl’s Jesse Rath) will debut as a female version of Brainiac-5.
“Crisis on Infinite Earths” will air on Sunday, Dec. 8th episode of ‘Supergirl’ at 8 pm EST (special time), Monday, Dec. 9th on ‘Batwoman’ (special night), and Tuesday, Dec. 10 on ‘The Flash’. It will conclude on ‘Arrow’ on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 8pm (special time), ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 9 pm (special episode).
Before that, however, the premiere episode of ‘Batwoman’, and the first episode of ‘Supergirl’ Season 5 will air on Sunday, October 6. ‘The Flash’ returns for its sixth season at 8 pm on Tuesday, October 8. ‘Arrow’ will return for its eighth and final season on Tuesday, October 15.
Source: TV Line