’Arrow’ Promotes Juliana Harkavy & Rick Gonzalez To Series Regulars

We have seen several new faces in Arrow Season 5 and now we know which of them will be back for Season 6. Juliana Harkavy and Rick Gonzalez, who play Dinah Drake/The New Black Canary and Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog respectively, have been promoted to series regulars. This follows the recent big announcement that Katie Cassidy will be returning to the show for the sixth season as a series regular too, in the role of Dinah Laurel Lance a.k.a. Black Siren from Earth-2.

Wild Dog was introduced in the season five premiere “Legacy” and ended up being one of the new members that Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) a.k.a. the Green Arrow recruited for his rebooted team in the first half of Season 5. Rene has over the course of the season, as he has settled into the team, formed strong bonds with characters like Curtis Holt/Mr. Terrific (Echo Kellum) as well as Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne).

Harkavy joined the show at the end of the tenth episode “Who Are You?” as a meta-human vigilante with a sonic scream, similarly to Black Siren. Dinah got on Oliver’s radar when he decided to honor his late friend Laurel Lance’s (of Earth-1) last wish, which was to find the next woman worthy of continuing the Black Canary legacy.

The show is currently filming its season finale that will feature the return of Manu Bennett and Katrina Law as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke and Nyssa Al Ghul respectively. Cassidy is also set to appear in the finale, which is titled “Lian Yu”, which is seemingly the location where the final battle against Prometheus (Josh Segurra) will take place.

Catch a preview for the next episode titled “Dangerous Liaisons” which is set to air on Wednesday, April 26 when the show returns from its last hiatus of the season.

“Dangerous Liaisons” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)

THE SEARCH FOR CHASE INTENSIFIES — Oliver (Stephen Amell), Team Arrow, ARGUS and the SCPD kick off a citywide manhunt for Adrian Chase (Josh Segurra). Helix tells Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) they have a way to find Chase but they will need something big, and illegal, from her in return. Joel Novoa directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Elizabeth Kim (#519).  Original airdate 4/26/2017.”

Arrow airs on Wednesday nights at 8/7c on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 5 for our weekly reviews.

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Source: The Wrap

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Arrow Season 5 Episode 23 – “Lian Yu”

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Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.