Katie Cassidy Cast as Female Lead on Arrow

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In case you somehow weren't already sold on The CW's upcoming Green Arrow pilot...

CW favorite Katie Cassidy (Melrose Place, Gossip Girl) has landed the lead female role on that upcoming drama, coming on board as Dinah "Laurel" Lance, a lawyer who shares a past with Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen.

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The Arrow cast also includes Susanna Thompson as Oliver’s mother and David Ramsey as a former military man working private security for Oliver.

What do you think of the casting of Cassidy? Awesome? Or totally awesome?

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i know she was on melrose place but that show was terrible


love her its about time she was a lead


I will definitely tune into Aarow now.
Question: If she's Dinah Lance, does that mean she's going to be playing the Black Canary?


No! She's too good for The CW!


I miss her as Ruby :-)


Awesome to the max! Love Katie Cassidy. The CW is def her home!!!


Awesome, I knew she needed a lead role ever since Supernatural