The Huntress Will Prowl The CW’s Arrow

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The Huntress Comic BookThe CW’s “Arrow” (aka their Green Arrow TV show) will feature not just Arrow himself (played by Stephen Amell) as a masked vigilante looking to right wrongs and kick bad guy ass in fictional Starling City, but it’ll also include D.C. Comics heroine The Huntress. The character has also been filled by Australian actress Jessica De Gouw.

The Huntress (the lass in the purple tights to your left) is one Helena Bertinelli, the daughter of a mafia boss who tries to make amends for her family’s sins by taking on the city’s criminal underworld. The character usually prowls the streets of Gotham City, sometimes next to Batman and his legion of Bat Family, but on “Arrow” she will play a potential love interest for the superhero.

Officially, here’s her character description:

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 character, we’re told, will show up around episode six of the series.

So, if The Huntress is Arrow’s “potential love interest”, where exactly does that leave Katie Cassidy, who is playing Dinah ‘Laurel’ Lance, aka Black Canary on the show?

Actress Jessica De Gouw, meanwhile, is pictured below. Now just picture her in purple tights and a mask:

Jessica De Gouw

Via : EW

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  • Juggernaut

    The more I hear about this show the better it sounds.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Agreed! I think adding Huntress and not going with the obvious and easy choice of Black Canary right out the gate is a good idea. The way they’re setting things up Ollie and Dinah have a lot to get through before they end up together again. Also think they will go with ass kicking Black Canary and not have a Canary Cry Sonic Scream. A good nod to that could be some sonic devices she gets from Ollie to use and dubs them her Canary Cry. I would also love to see the Question on here.

      • Juggernaut

        Question would be great! Dinah using Queen Tech to use her voice as a sonic weapon would be really cool.
        Was the backstory of Huntress being the illigitimate daughter of Catwoman and Batman made up by the Birds Of Prey TV show?

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/MYUTAPVDZXYJ52RMRKZLC3VU6I Curtis

          yea that was purely for the show

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          No it wasn’t. Originally back before “Crisis on Infinite Earths” Huntress was indeed Helena Wayne, daughter of Batman and Catowoman. But when that changed the whole DCU she was retconned into Helena Bertinelli, daughter of a mob boss. This has recently changed back with the New 52 with both Powergirl and Huntress being again from Earth 2.

          • Juggernaut

            DC is so hard to fllow lol.

  • Chelsea Green

    I’ve been hyped about this show for quite some time now, and I’m only getting more excited! As a fan of the DC comics, I couldn’t be more pleased about the inclusion of the Huntress. My Dish coworker said that he heard they are going to feature the Arrow’s side-kick, Speedy, in the series as well. Has anyone else heard that?! I hope they can pull it off well! I can’t wait to find out. This is has quickly become the most anticipated new series on my already jam-packed list of new shows to watch this fall. I am definitely going to need to enlist in the help of my Hopper DVR’s large amount of recording space to make sure I don’t miss a second of anything. Let’s just hope that Arrow doesn’t let us down!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Speedy is the nickname he gives his sister. They’ve made quite a few changes to the character and mythos, but all seem to add to the story, I’m looking forward to this though.