The CW Beauty Katie Cassidy Cast in New Pilot ‘Arrow’

Katie Cassidy

Actress Katie Cassidy, who has appeared in The CW dramas ‘7th Heaven’, ‘Supernatural’, ‘Melrose Place’ and ‘Gossip Girl’, has landed the lead female role in the much-buzzed about drama Arrow.

According to TV Line, Cassidy will play Dinah “Laurel” Lance, a young attorney with the City Necessary Resources Initiative who shares a romantic past with Oliver Queen (aka Green Arrow) to be played by actor Stephen Amell (‘Hung’ and “Private Practice’).

Unlike the Oliver Queen/Green Arrow character featured in the long-running WB/CW series ‘Smallville’, this version of ‘Arrow’ will reportedly be more true to the comic book legend. The pilot will be directed by David Nutter while the script will be written and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg.

Viewers should also know that actress susanna Thompson (‘Once and Again’) has been cast as Oliver’s mom Moira Queen while actor David ramsey (‘Dexter’) will play an former military/special forces man working in private security for Oliver.

There is no guarantee that this pilot will be picked up, but given the network’s track record where comic-book-inspired stories turned TV series are concerned, there is a good possibility that ‘Arrow’ will be seen on the prgoramming slate this fall.