The Australian actress will step into the role of Helena Bertinelli in a multi-episode arc that casts The Huntress as a potential love interest for Oliver Queen, according to Entertainment Weekly. Her arc will begin around the series’ sixth episode.
“Helena is a potential love interest for Oliver Queen; a fellow vigilante, set on destroying her father’s organized crime empire,” says The CW’s official character blurb. “But Helena’s blind pursuit of revenge will put her on a collision course with the Arrow.”
In the pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths iteration of DC Comics, Helena Wayne was the Huntress, the daughter of Batman and Catwoman in an alternate universe where the pair got a now-familiar happily ever after. After Crisis, she was reinvented as Bertinelli, a practicing Catholic with a crossbow and an axe to grind. Now, she co-headlines Worlds’ Finest along with Power Girl in the (once again reinvented) DC Universe of the New 52.