Entertainment Weekly has revealed that actress Jessica De Gouw (Tricky Business) will be appearing as ‘The Huntress’ in the upcoming CW series, Arrow. We will see the character appear for a multi-episode arc starting with the sixth episode. The site has stated that the show will feature the modern-era version whose alias is Helena Bertinelli, the daughter of a mafia boss who vows revenge after her family is murdered.
The sites offical description of the character is 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.” It really appears that DC is going to be using quite a few of their characters in this series and we’ve yet to see any with superpowers. Perhaps they’re doing their best to ground the show in reality in hopes to distance it from Smallville?
Arrow premieres October 10th on The CW.