Throughout most of the first season of “Arrow,” you were probably either in one of two camps: You were hoping to see Oliver Queen end up with Laurel, or you were hoping for him to end up with Felicity. While there were some other options here and there (including The Huntress and Janina Gavankar’s character McKenna Hall within the police department), Katie Cassidy and Emily Bett Rickards’ characters are the two that were really around from close to the beginning of the show, and stayed put until the finale.
So who the other possible candidates be? While we can’t share too much right now when it comes to information, the following news has hit the web: Producers (at least according to SpoilerTV) are currently casting for the role of Lisa, a woman that could end up being either recurring or a series regular depending on how the story develops in season 2. She’s described as someone who is rather mysterious and comes from a difficult past, and she will do some pretty terrible things to the heart of one Oliver Queen.
Does this character sound like the Huntress? Definitely, but maybe the show needs a new version of the character. Jessica de Gouw (who played the part in season 1) is now a series regular on NBC’s new show “Dracula,” which is going to limit her availability. (We’re not saying that producers are recasting the role, though; we’re pretty confident that the Huntress will remain The Huntress, and de Gouw will come on when available.)
Hopefully, we’ll find out some more information as the months progress. After all, we would be stunned if this is even the character’s real name. (Code names are popular this time of year.)
What do you think about this role based on what we’ve heard? If you want to read some more news as per the show’s writing process, all you have to do is click here.
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