During the “Arrow” panel at Comic-Con in San Diego, executive producer Wendy Mericle announced that actress Katie Cassidy has been upped as a series regular to appear across all of The CW’s DC TV shows.

“With Laurel being gone, it’s incredibly important for the team to move forward, remembering that legacy and honoring it,” Mericle said. “We will definitely see Cassidy in the season premiere.”


Katie Cassidy played Laurel Lance in the first four seasons of “Arrow” and became Black Canary in Season 3 to honor her sister Sara, who was murdered by Malcolm Merlyn, but Laurel was killed by Damien Darhk at the end of Season 4.

It is unclear how she will come back.

Arrow Season 5 premiers on Wednesday, October 5 at 08:00 PM on The CW.

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