It seems that the list of DC characters set to appear in Season 2 of The CW’s ARROW knows no bounds – well, bar Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, etc – and the show’s executive producer, Marc Guggenheim, has indicated that we may get to see the Birds of Prey team appear at some point.
Speaking to TV Guide, Guggenheim said, “We have an idea for how to do our version of Birds of Prey. When you think about it, we have a lot of pieces. It’s a lot like the Suicide Squad. As we continue to populate our world with new characters and some returning people from last year, you start to go, ‘We’re really close to that!’ We saw this awesome bit of production art for a new set that we realised plays into Birds of Prey completely. Our Art Department wasn’t even intending that! There’s certainly a momentum towards that, but everything has to happen in due time. With respect to Birds of Prey specifically, there’s an actress that we particularly need to make that piece work and we need to check their availability.”
The core Birds of Prey team features Black Canary, The Huntress and Barbara Gordon. Black Canary is already confirmed for Season 2, Huntress appeared in several episodes of Season 1… so that just leaves Babs.
In terms of checking availability, I’d hazard a guess that Guggenheim is referring to Jessica De Gouw, who played Huntress in the first season.
Also, the all-female team has also included Lady Shiva, Katana and Hawkgirl at times, so don’t completely rule any of them out of making an appearance somewhere down the line.
Season 2 of ARROW premieres tonight in the US, with us UK folks having to wait until 21st October for the show, although we do get a double-header that night.
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