News TV | Written by Andrew Pollard 27/09/2019

The CW’s CRISIS Adds a Huntress and an Atom

As The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths keeps on getting bigger and better, now comes word that this December’s all-encompassing crossover event has added a Huntress and an Atom to its ranks.

Courtesy of TV Line and TV Insider, Ashley Scott is to reprise her Birds of Prey role of Helena Kyle, aka Huntress, while Supernatural’s Osric Chau has been brought in to play the Ryan Choi incarnation of The Atom.

Scott’s Huntress was one of the titular heroines of 2002’s short-lived Birds of Prey series, with her character being the daughter of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. Whether fellow Birds of Prey stars Dina Mayer and Rachael Skarsten will pick up their roles of Oracle and Black Canary remains to be seen – although we do know that Skarsten is playing the deranged Alice in Batwoman. Elsewhere in the Arrowverse, Jessica De Gouw played the Helena Bertinelli version of Huntress in Arrow, but there’s yet to be any mention of her partaking in Crisis yet.

As for Ryan Choi, that DC Comics character is one of several people to take on the mantle of The Atom. In the Arrowverse, of course, Brandon Routh has played the Ray Palmer version of The Atom since Arrow’s third season and has more recently been a permanent fixture on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Unfortunately for fans of Routh, he’s due to exit Legends at some point during – or possibly even before – the series’ upcoming fifth season.

In Crisis on Infinite Earths, Choi is described as having a pivotal part to play in this crossover, which could well mean that the character may ultimately end up sticking around after Crisis comes to a conclusion.

For longtime fans of DC TV shows, Crisis on Infinite Earths is literally the stuff that dreams are made of. In addition to the characters of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman, this crossover will also feature Tom Welling and Erica Durance as Smallville’s Superman and Lois Lane, the characters of Black Lightning will be present, the aforementioned Routh will pull double-duty by reprising his Man of Steel role from Superman Returns, John Wesley Shipp will take on the headline gig from the ‘90s The Flash, Batman: The Animated Series’ Kevin Conroy will be playing an old Bruce Wayne – a nod to his time voicing an aged Bruce in Batman Beyond – and there’ll be an appearance from the Robin of the ‘60s Batman, Burt Ward.