Wendy Mericle answered the question for this week’s Ask Ausiello:
I am excited to have Katie Cassidy back on Arrow as Black Siren. I hope she stays a villain, because it’s cool to have a regular female villain. What can we expect for her?
Ausiello: You can expect much of the aforementioned villainy, sprinkled with the occasional wish for a turn-around, at least by those who knew her Earth-One doppelgänger. “I don’t know if there’s any question about whether or not the [idea] of redemption will come up; it has to,” co-showrunner Wendy Mericle told TVLine. “Her father is there. Oliver is there. Everyone is going to be asking whether or not it’s possible to find a little piece of Laurel, the Laurel Lance they knew and loved, in there somewhere.” That said, “I think she’s interesting as a [villain],” Mericle asserted. “Black Siren is a badass.”
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How will someone like Black Siren feel about Dinah suiting up as Black Canary?
Mericle: That’s a great question. I’ll just say this: She’s probably not going to like it very much. [Laughs] I mean, I don’t know how much research she’s done about her Earth-1 Laurel, but I would have to say that I think there’s going to be some sparks flying there.
Katie was seen in Miami some days ago, with her fiancé. We’ve added 66 HQ photos:
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Supermassive Games announced their new projects during E3 2017, and one of them is Katie’s new game – Hidden Agenda, where she plays Homicide Detective Becky Marnie. The game is set to be released later this year, more info below:
“Choice and consequence. Who can you trust?
Can you hold your nerve in the hunt for the infamous ‘Trapper’ killer? Use your mobile device to make tough decisions that impact the branching storyline in this PS4 exclusive crime thriller from the PlayLink range. You never know what’s lurking around each dark and sinister corner…
But this chilling mystery has a twist from the very start: bring up to five friends into play and you’ll each have an objective to work towards. Will you be driving towards a common goal, or working against each other? Influence is power and each choice may alter the unfolding story… but how far will you go to fulfil your own agenda?”
Source: Supermassive Games
Katie announced on her instagram that she just got engaged to her boyfriend, Mattew Rodgers:
“I can’t wait to spend forever with you my darling!! I’m the luckiest girl in the whole world. I ❤️ YOU to the moon and back @mattyice432 Thank you for a magical evening I will forever remember.”
In this new interview with CBR, Wendy Mericle talked about Black Siren’s return:
Speaking of legacy, can you tease your favorite thing about Black Siren’s return?
WM:What I love the most about Black Siren is seeing Katie Cassidy play a badass. [laughs] I mean, she was a badass before as Black Canary, but playing this other role with this darkness to it… it’s just a very interesting color for her to play, as she did Laurel, which she did an amazing job. She brings so much to this role, and it’s really seeing Katie really nail the ins and outs of this character. I think the other interesting thing about it and my favorite part is the impact that it has emotionally on the people who knew Laurel before she was unfortunately killed in Season 4. What does it mean to see this person who looks exactly like this person you loved and have them come back and be evil? It raises all kinds of questions for the people who knew her best, and that part is just absolutely rich character territory that we can play with and we’re really excited about doing that going forward.