Katie Cassidy

Green Arrow, meet your Black Canary.

Melrose Place reboot star Katie Cassidy has landed the female lead in CW's Arrow, starring Hung's Stephen Amell as DC superhero Green Arrow in this modern retelling of the legendary archer's adventures.

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Cassidy, whose credits also include Gossip Girl and Supernatural, will play Laurel, a young legal clinic attorney who shares a romantic past with Oliver, the Green Arrow's alter-ego. DC fans will note that Laurel is Dinah "Laurel" Lance, aka the second Black Canary.

Brothers & Sisters' Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim will executive-produce with The Vampire Diaries' Andrew Kreisberg. As previously announced, David Ramsey and Susanna Thompson will also star.